Any time that you own an appliance that is supposed to last for years, such as a furnace, it is likely that you will have to make a repair or two.
However, just because repairs are needed, does not mean that you will have to spend a lot of money. There are many repairs that you can make yourself without calling in an expert.
Before you can make any repairs on your own, you will have to be able to diagnose the problem with your furnace. Once you know what the problem is, you will be able to determine if you can fix it yourself or if you need to call in a certified repair person.
If you own a Comfortmaker furnace, this process is relatively simple. You will be able to check out the Comfortmaker furnace diagnostic codes to find out what is wrong with your furnace.
All you have to do is to look for the red blinking LED light. It should be located on the bottom front panel of your furnace.
When you begin to have problems with the furnace working incorrectly, check out the light. Watch to see what kind of code the light is blinking.
For instance, your light might blink 3 slow times and then 2 fast times. This would be a code for what is wrong with your furnace.
Watch the light blink for several minutes until you have determined a pattern. Once you have figured out the pattern, you should write it down.
Some Comfortmaker furnaces have a piece of paper taped to the inside of the door with a list of all the diagnostic codes and what they mean.
If your furnace does not have this paper, then you will need to refer to your Comfortmaker manual to determine what the code is telling you.
Once you have figured out the code and looked up the diagnosis, you should be able to tell whether or not the repair is something that you can tackle on your own.
If the problem seems too difficult, you can always call a certified repair person to come to your home and fix your furnace for you.
Originally posted 2010-07-30 04:53:00.