Tempstar furnaces are thought to be reliable, and regular maintenance will prevent the majority of problems ever surfacing. Even so, it is not uncommon throughout the life of your furnace to find that parts occasionally need replacing.
Some of these parts you can replace yourself rather than pay for a repairman to come out and do it for you. Tempstar furnace parts are easy to find. First you should try looking for parts online. It is possible to find parts from old furnaces that have stopped working and the owners have decided to sell the working parts.
New Tempstar furnace parts can be ordered from the manufacturer or in many cases, the store that sold you the furnace. You may prefer to do this if your furnace is still under warranty, or if the part is crucial to the smooth running of the furnace.
It has been noticed by some consumers that many Tempstar furnace parts are similar to those of other company’s furnaces. Tempstar’s parent company also owns Carrier which could be why this is the case. However try not to be tempted to add a component from another type of furnace unless you are absolutely sure it is compatible with your furnace.
If you do decide you would like to try and fix the problem, make sure you do plenty of research into the role of the part and how easy it is to install, some parts are minor but some have a more major role and as such, it may be safer to call in a professional. Also if you are still under warranty you can risk making the agreement invalid if you attempt a repair yourself.
Checking that parts for your furnace are easy to find should be part of your research when buying a furnace. Replacing minor parts yourself could very well save you some money.
Conversely if you don’t know what you’re doing, you could potentially be accruing more costs when you damage your furnace and have to get a qualified professional in to fix it. So, if in doubt it is better to be safe than sorry and ask a professional.
Originally posted 2011-04-20 13:57:48.