Woke up a little while ago and realized that it was really cold in the house. I heard the furnace running but it was blowing cold air again. This has been an intermittent problem since the furnace first turned on for the Winter season.
When I looked at the thermostat on the wall, the temperature in the house had already dropped 10°F and so it was roughly 58°F.
I had to go downstairs into the basement and physically kill power to the furnace to shut the blower off. Then I turned the power back on and waited for it to light. The problem is that while the furnace will ignite each time, it goes out after a few seconds.
It will cycle through this a few times and then the blower kicks on. The blower doesn’t care if it’s blowing warm or cold air.
After a few power cycles, the furnace took and the house is now warming up. I’ll have to pull some of it apart and try to clean it in the morning. It probably just needs cleaned a bit and I can do that on my own without having to call anyone.
That would be the best case scenario because I can’t afford to call an HVAC company at the moment.
Thankfully, my Dad is a Jack of all trades and is always willing to lend a hand if I need it.
It’s actually not doing this all the time. In fact, I haven’t had to fix this in a few days. However, as the temperature is getting colder and colder, I need to try and stay on top of this until I can more permanently address it.
No one was cold tonight either. Everyone is buried under blankets and even weighted blankets.
When they wake up in the morning, they’ll be none the wiser. 🙂
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