Same-Day Furnace Repair Near Roanoke, VA
No Heat? Make the Right Call to Ostrom
Our heating system repair technicians have the expertise, experience, and tools needed to perform furnace services correctly the first time.
Many things can go wrong with a furnace. Are you noticing any of these problems?
- The system is blowing cold air or no air at all.
- The thermostat isn’t working.
- The furnace is making a loud noise.
- There’s a funny smell coming from the furnace.
- The furnace tried to start and then stopped.
If any of these things are happening, turn to Ostrom Electrical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll send a Roanoke furnace repair technician out to further diagnose your problem and offer options to resolve the issue.
What To Do if Your Furnace Isn’t Turning On
It’s the first freezing cold night of the year in Roanoke and you turn the thermostat up on your furnace… and nothing happens. No heat. Before calling for service there are a few things you can check yourself:
- Check the power supply: Even though your furnace may be gas-powered, the igniter, switches, and blower motor require electricity to operate. Check the circuit breaker panel. If the circuit has tripped, switch it back to the ON position. If the circuit trips again, DO NOT RESET IT. This is a safety measure to prevent an electrical fire in the event of a malfunction. Call Ostrom to inspect the system and ensure the electrical supply is working safely.
- Ensure the thermostat is turned to the HEAT position: You may also need to turn the temperature up a few extra degrees to get the furnace to turn on.
- Check the furnace condensate pan (drain pan): During normal operation, water will drain from the air conditioner or furnace into a pan. If the drain pan is clogged, it will fill up and trigger a float switch, preventing the operation of the AC and furnace. If the float switch is up (activated), you’ll need to clear the obstruction to allow water to empty and then reset the switch.
- Check the furnace filter: An excessively dirty or clogged filter will make the furnace overheat, which will cause it to shut down as a safety precaution. Install a new filter to allow it to breathe easier.
- Check the pilot light: This only applies to older gas furnaces, since most newer units will have electric ignition. If your pilot light is out, consult your owner’s manual for the correct way to light the pilot.
- Check the fuel supply. If there are other gas appliances in the home, such as a gas range or fireplace, check that they’re functioning and that there’s no problem with the fuel supply.
Why Call for Professional Furnace Repair?
In the age of DIY, many homeowners think it’s easy to fix furnace issues. However, most of the time, handling a heater issue without the help of a professional just leads to worse problems and a more expensive repair bill.
That’s why, when you have furnace problems, let our expert Roanoke furnace repair technicians help you. We ensure timely, correct, and safe repairs, especially for homeowners with gas furnaces.
The advantages of working with an expert heating technician include:
- We have the necessary tools and replacement parts to ensure faster repairs.
- We can get the furnace running again on the same day you call.
- We offer maintenance plans to prevent future problems.
- We guarantee your 100% satisfaction or your money back.
Our furnace repair technicians are familiar with common furnace issues and how to resolve them. We also know when it’s time to replace a furnace and can advise you accordingly so you can prepare for this worthwhile investment.