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No heat or weak heat checklist for gas-fired heating furnaces.
This article gives a series of quick and easy checks and repairs for gas fired heating furnaces. The no-heat or weak heat or uneven-heat complaints experienced by most homeowners will be addressed by these easy troubleshooting steps. The text also discusses common sources of indoor condensation on windows or walls where gas fired heaters are installed and includes some important safety warnings where you see condensation indoors.
Some no-heat or inadequate-heat complaints can be easily resolved without having to call a repairman. We include safety warnings and we indicate where a service call for heat repair is almost certainly needed.
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Troubleshooting Gas Furnaces: Quick Checklist for Homeowners
Gas Furnace Troubleshooting Checklist
Watch out: Immediate LP or natural gas safety hazards: if there is evidence of an LP or natural gas leak at a building, gas odors, for example, you should:
Do not do anything that is likely to cause a gas explosion, such as lighting a match, operating an electrical switch, or even using a telephone in the building
Leave the building immediately
Notify other building occupants of the safety concern
Contact the local gas company and/or fire department
Sears Corporation, "Sears Gas Furnace Service Hints", (1993), provided courtesy Jim Jagger, ASHI, Buckeye Home Inspections, Cleveland OH, Tel: 216-486-4663. Sears Gas-Fired "Space Saver"Furnace Models: 867.765030 - 867.775260.
Trane Corporation, "Upflow/Horizontal Left Downflow/Horizontal Right Condensing Direct Vent Gas-Fired Furnace" XR90 TUX040 - TUX120C Single-Stage Fan Assisted Combustion System, TUXC-D2, American Standard, Inc., (2003), Website: www.trane.com, Louisville Kentucky. Furnaces certified by AGA and CSA.
Williams Furnace Company, "Direct-Vent Furnaces", (2012) Williams Furnace Corporation, 250 West Laurel St., Colton CA 92324, USA, Tel: 909-825-0993, Consumers: 888-256-6465, Homeowners: 909-426-0978, Website: www.e-wfc.com
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