Do It Yourself Gibson Furnace Repairs

It is never a good thing when your furnace stops working. Before you call a technician, take a look and see if it is something you can handle on your own.

Gibson furnace repairs, do not have to cost you a fortune if you can use your head, your manual, and look online for technical support before you put in a call to your technician.

It could be as easy as resetting your keypad, or reigniting the pilot, so before you spend the money on expert help, you might want to see you if you can troubleshoot the problem yourself.

If for some reason, you find that your furnace is not working, first turn off the unit, and then turn it back on. Sometimes the keypad will give you a code. If that happens, then you need to look up that code in your manual and see what it says.

If it is something you feel you can take care of, proceed with caution. If, however, it is over your head then seek help from a professional. It is also useful to know what is wrong with the unit to help you get a better estimate on the cost of the repair in the event you have to call a technician.

Many times a Gibson furnace repair is as simple as a blown out pilot light in your gas furnace. It would be silly, and a waste of money to call a technician to reignite the pilot light. Once again, it is a great idea to find that manual for your unit, look up the instructions for lighting the furnace, and proceed with caution.

Make sure you read all of the instructions before attempting this yourself, and make sure you follow all of the safety precautions listed in the manual. If for a second you feel hesitant or unsure about doing this yourself, stay on the side of safety and call a technician.

Unfortunately many Gibson furnace repairs will require the attention of a technician. When choosing a technician to service your furnace, it is important to go with somebody reliable, licensed, and bonded.

Nobody wants to spend the extra money to repair their furnace, but when it is the dead of winter, and really cold outside, it is nice to come home to a warm house, and not have to wear a sweater to bed.

Word of mouth is one of the best ways to find a technician, so it is a good idea to ask family and friends who they have used in the past for their furnace repairs.

You do not want to be without heat in the middle of winter, so make sure you keep your furnace maintained and in working order. When it comes to Gibson furnace repairs, you may be able to take care of the problem yourself with the help of your owner’s manual, but if it is something that is beyond your capabilities, it is a good idea to err on the side of caution and call a technician to prevent you from hurting yourself, or making the problem you are having with your furnace worse.

Originally posted 2010-11-10 09:16:37.

Amana Gas Furnace Troubleshooting

There will be a time when it is like a frozen wasteland outside in the dead of winter and your Amana heater decides it will not work. It only happens when it is freezing out. Don’t panic! It is best to do a little homework so let’s check into Amana gas furnace troubleshooting.

First, get out the manual (you know, the thing that came with the install). It will have a suggested procedure for troubleshooting. If you can’t find it, put the model number in at the Amana website and see if you can find it that way.

There are basics for this problem so use the intelligence you have and give this a try. It could be as something as simple as a dirty filter or a simple variation in temperature.

Locate the circuit panel. (That is the unknown box in the unknown location somewhere in your home.) Check the basement or near the location of the furnace and open up the panel door and flip the switch that is marked “furnace” to the off position.

Next, pull the non-louvered door up and slide it out. Locate the filters on the right and left side and remove. You have two filters so make sure you have them both. Look closely at each one and check to see if they are damaged or dirty. This is important and checking your filters should be part of your monthly routine.

If you own permanent filters, and they are beyond cleaning, order new ones from Amana. If you have disposable filters, replace them while you have them out. Set the louvered door back into the unit; reconnect the power at the circuit breaker.

Next, one by one check each register and cold air return in the house, turn on the furnace and allow to run for 15 minutes. Take two thermometers and place one at the heat register and one at the cold air return. Note the temperature at the unit turn on. You will then want to check the temperature rise that is with the spec sheet that came with the unit. If it is not meeting the spec sheet or the rating plate, adjust the blower speed.

If this troubleshooting does not give a positive outcome and fix the issue, call the service center or contractor. Do not attempt to remove parts or any other pieces of the unit. You will be back in a warm temperature soon, as Amana has a good product and repairs are fairly simple! But if you fixed it yourself, you saved a service call.

Originally posted 2011-07-21 09:53:16.

Tempstar Furnace Replacement Parts

Although most owners of Tempstar furnaces are very happy with their products, these furnaces, like all appliances, will occasionally need replacement parts. Since Tempstar furnaces last for quite some time, it is not uncommon for owners to need to replace one or more parts over the life of their Tempstar furnaces.

Fortunately, owners of these furnaces have options for finding Tempstar furnace replacement parts. Some parts of a Tempstar furnace are more difficult to replace than others, but most replacement parts are available and can be found with a little research.

If a part of a customer’s Tempstar furnace breaks, he or she must first consider the role of the part before looking into locating Tempstar furnace replacement parts. Considering the role of the damaged part is important, because some parts are riskier than others to replace yourself.

In cases in which the broken part of the Tempstar furnace is a minor piece, the owner should first look into purchasing individual or used parts, either on the Internet or in stores.

Information is available online regarding how to install most Tempstar furnace replacement parts on one’s own.

Therefore, it may be a smart move to first look into purchasing cheap, individual parts that you can install yourself, as long as the piece is a minor part or you are completely confident that you can replace the part on your own.

For those looking to purchase individual Tempstar furnace replacement parts, several options are available. Beginning with an internet search is usually best. Sometimes, owners will get lucky and find individual parts in used classified advertisements from individual sellers.

Sometimes, a person may have an older appliance that has stopped working but may be willing to sell some of the working minor parts. This is the cheapest option for finding replacement parts that can be installed on one’s own.

If an owner is unable to find used Tempstar furnace replacement parts to install on his or her own, there are still options for finding new, individual parts that can be installed.

Consider calling the manufacturer and ordering a replacement part. Often, these parts can be purchased online or from the store from which the furnace was purchased, as well.

However, in cases involving replacement parts that are extremely essential to the functioning of a Tempstar furnace or are more delicate to handle, owners may be better served by not attempting to fix the problem on their own by purchasing cheap, individual parts.

If an owner is not entirely comfortable installing a part, the appliance is at risk for much more potential damage than was already present.

In these cases, the best option is to make an appointment to have a representative from the company or from the store from which the furnace was purchased come to the home and repair the part.

Of course, the customer will be charged not only with the cost of the Tempstar furnace replacement parts but also the cost of the labor. However, this is often a safer option than risking more damage by replacing large, important parts yourself.

Originally posted 2010-12-16 07:45:08.

Luxaire Furnace Reviews

Have you been considering a Luxaire for your new furnace? You will definitely want to read these furnace reviews first because you might just change your mind by the end of this article.

The reason I suggest going into your purchase with caution is because the reviews for the Luxaire furnace are quite mixed. Some customers love it, while others are very unhappy with their decision.

The majority or problems or complaints are due to having the wrong sized unit installed for your home. If you go too big or too small you can have major issues come up.

One reviewer says he wishes he would have stayed away from Luxaire all together. He was lured in my the inexpensive price, but in this situation you may just “get what you pay for” in the long run.

Some furnace reviews have shared experiences of parts going out left and right and claim that it can turn into a “money pit”.

One customer who bought a 15 SEER model ended up with an electric bill over $500 after putting in a Luxaire, which was a lot more than they were paying with their old furnace. This was because something was malfunctioned on the thermostat.

If you think you’ll be able to call up the company and have them fix your issues think again. Luxaire furnace reviews have stated that they are a big hassle to work with. One person claimed that they refused to honor their warranty all together.

If you don’t choose one of their installers then you are really out of luck and will have to pay for everything out of pocket.

If you do decide to go with with Luxaire after reading these furnace reviews, at least heed the advice to get a Certified Comfort Luxaire dealer to install it for you. If you do this then your installation will be guaranteed for a good year, which should be able to tell you if you got a lemon of a furnace.

Originally posted 2011-07-26 18:17:24.

Tempstar Furnace Efficiency Ratings

There are many brands of furnaces on the market, today. Each brand has its own features and services that keep it in competition with other brands.

The Tempstar brand is usually known in the appliance world as relatively affordable, in comparison to other, comparable brands of furnaces. This affordability is largely the factor that has kept the Tempstar company in competition with some of the more well-known brands.

The price of Tempstar furnaces is not the only factor that drives many people to purchase these products. The Tempstar company is also known for its energy efficiency.

These days, consumers who are looking to purchase almost any product, especially an appliance, have become very conscious of energy efficiency. Therefore, if you are planning to purchase a furnace and are considering the Tempstar brand, it is important to do some research regarding Tempstar furnace efficiency ratings.

Appliances with high ratings for energy efficiency are popular for a number of reasons. First of all, those who are environmentally conscious seek out furnaces, and other appliances, that are manufactured to use the least energy possible, therefore having as little impact on the environment as possible.

Certain seals of approval, such as Energy Star, indicate that an appliance has been proven to have good efficiency ratings. In addition to reducing the impact on the environment, appliances with good efficiency ratings also save the consumer money because of the lower cost of utilities necessary to run the appliance.

These are two reasons why researching Tempstar furnace efficiency ratings is an essential step if you are considering buying a model of furnace that is manufactured by Tempstar.

Fortunately, the Tempstar company website provides information regarding Tempstar furnace efficiency ratings. Much of this information is also available elsewhere online, in customer forums and review websites.

In today’s day and age, energy ratings are very easy to find, since the Department of Energy (DOE) has invented systems for measuring and publishing energy efficiency ratings.

Since most Tempstar furnace models are run using gas, the energy efficiency measurement system differs from the system used to measure energy efficiency on different types of appliances.

The system used for measuring the energy efficiency of gas furnaces is called the annual fuel utilization scale. This system determines how efficient a furnace is based on the amount of fuel it uses to function.

The Department of Energy has changed the standards of what is considered a good energy efficiency ratings based on the annual fuel utilization scale in recent years.
No model can be certified as one-hundred percent energy efficient, due to the process of gas being lost in the process of utilization.

Tempstar furnaces efficiency ratings generally fall between eighty and ninety percent on the annual fuel utilization scale. This is considered an exceptionally high rating. However, most comparable brands with which the Tempstar company competes today have furnaces that rate just as highly.

Certainly, a newer model of Tempstar furnace will have a much higher energy efficiency rating than a model that is over ten, or even five, years old. Therefore, due to the energy efficiency standards implemented today, you will surely save money purchasing a Tempstar furnace to replace an old furnace that you already have.

Originally posted 2010-12-07 10:31:46.