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What to Do if Your Furnace Doesn’t Blow Air

In Arlington, VA, furnace problems are more than just a simple matter of inconvenience. If your furnace breaks down in the middle of winter, it could turn your home into an icebox until the service technician can get a look at it. Naturally, if your furnace isn’t blowing air at all, it’s the sign of a problem in immediate need of correcting. Here’s what to do if your furnace doesn’t blow hot air.

First of all, check to see if your furnace is on, and that the thermostat is set at the proper level. You might also check the breaker box to see if the circuit breaker has been tripped. These are simple steps, but they could explain a lot. If it’s a simple matter of the wrong setting, or the circuit breaker was tripped accidentally, I will save you a lot of grief. (It may also suggest whether or not the thermostat is malfunctioning, giving the repairmen a good place to start.)

If the furnace is on and apparently functioning, but the air itself doesn’t blow, then you’re likely looking at an internal malfunction of some sort. It’s probably the fan motor, which may have overloaded and thus isn’t running the fan to blow hot air into your system. In some cases, the fan belt may be broken or the fan itself may be misaligned in some way. Another possible (though less likely) cause is that a leak has sprung up in your ducts somewhere or there is a blockage in the system. In both cases, the flow of air will be severely restricted, perhaps even stopped entirely.

Whatever, the potential cause, it’s clear what to do if your furnace doesn’t blow air. Shut off the furnace lest the problem create more strain on the system, and contact a qualified service representative. In Arlington, VA, furnace repair is handled by the experts at Oasis Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. Our trained experts will pinpoint the problem and instigate repairs to get your furnace back on its feet as quickly as possible. 24-hour emergency service is available, so call us today to make an appointment.

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