An older furnace or heat pump may start to malfunction due to age or an electrical issue. If this happens, you will need to reset the unit. This is a fairly simple process that anyone can do, but it’s important not to make any mistakes if you want your system back up and running as soon as possible. Follow these steps below for easy instructions on how to reset your furnace/heat pump.
Turn the System Off
First, you will need to locate the reset button on your unit. This may be a little different depending on what kind of system you have and how it is installed in your house. If you are unsure where this is located on your unit, refer to the manual that came with it when you first bought it new.
The most common locations for these buttons include beside or behind/underneath any knobs used to control the temperature of the furnace and next to circuit breakers near your furnace. Look for a small white box with an “R” printed on top. Inside the box are jump panels that sit between two switches (these can usually only be accessed by flipping off both main power switches). Once found, press and hold down until either the furnace/heat pump turns off or the button pops out.
Turn the System On
Now it’s time to turn your system back on. Again, this may be a little different depending on what kind of unit you have, but typically you will need to find the “on” switch. This is usually located near the location of the reset button and is often labeled as such. Flip this switch to the “on” position and wait for your furnace/heat pump to start up again. Once it has, check the thermostat to ensure everything is working properly and adjust as needed. If everything looks good, give yourself a pat on the back — you’ve just successfully reset your furnace/heat pump.
Work With the Experts
If after following these steps, your system still isn’t working, it’s time to call in a professional. They will be able to help you troubleshoot the issue and get your furnace/heat pump back up and running as soon as possible. Call J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc today for all your furnace and heat pump solutions in Erie, PA, and the surrounding areas. We also offer AC maintenance, servicing, and installation.