Well, we woke to a cold home. Early that morning the heater was on but just blowing and no flame. Now I am one to try and tinker with things, so I looked it over and read the code light that was flashing. I found the part on the diagram that said had the error, but for the life of me couldn’t figure out what to do at that point – I’m no pro! So I called the pros to have them come in and repair the unit.
Here in Edmond these guys are well known, and we had them over for some electrical work some time ago when we ran into an issue with the wiring. They did great so we kept their number for any future issues. So we called them, and they came right out. Once here they diagnosed the issue, promptly fixed it then waited for the furnace to cycle on. After that they then timed the unit to make sure it didn’t cycle right back off, which on our unit we thought was normal. It never would flash any warning lights, the unit would turn on and then stay on with heat and all for about 5 to 10 mins, then cycle off, even if the temperature was not reached. Then it would be off and then cycle back on. We always thought that our old furnace was normal. It heated the house, kind of, and there were never any codes that displayed so we always assumed that it worked. And we assumed that the reason our house was always cold was that we had poor insulation and old windows that were not up to date energy efficient products. Our house was built back in 1972 with no new updates since we started to renovate.
Our ASI Heating and Cooling repair man made a few check when he saw what was going on, and replaced a part verses replacing the entire unit that a friend, who does heating and cooling, had told us was the probable issue. A simple fix and guess what – we have long lasting heat! Maybe our insulation and windows aren’t as bad as we thought. The heat stays on like a normal heater does, and reaches the room temperature settings and then turns off. And it stays off longer then I could ever imagine, probably like a normal heater!
The house is so warm now! I really thought it was just the insulation of our home. I feel like I have a new home! It’s warmer, we feel more relaxed, and much more cozy. We are just so happy and thankful that our repair man was thorough enough to see something that was wrong even if the furnace thought everything was not ok by not flashing error codes.
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