Welcome to Furnace 101, where we teach you the basics of your furnace and how it works to provide heating to your home.
Having problems with your heating equipment? Want to improve home comfort and energy efficiency?
Your furnace starts when it receives a signal from the thermostat that tells it to turn on. Depending on the temperature you set, when the thermostat detects the air temperature dropping below that number, it activates the furnace.
When there is a problem with your furnace, it is usually the thermostat (control system), gas valve/thermocouple/heat exchanger (heat source), or the blower/air handler/ductwork (distribution system). In any case, a trained and qualified HVAC technician will be able to fix the problem quickly and effectively.