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How to Reset Your Heater

As a homeowner, it’s important to know how to troubleshoot your furnace when a situation arises. Here we’ll explain the different types of furnaces and how to reset them.

Pro Tip: All Furnaces Have a Reset Button

No matter which type of furnace you have, they are all equipped with a reset button. They are typically red or yellow and can be found inside the blower compartment. When a problem is detected, the reset button has a safety feature that will completely shut down, preventing the circuit breaker from tripping.

How to Reset an Electric Furnace

  1. Turn off your furnace’s power supply by turning off the breaker in the circuit box.
  2. Find the reset button (found inside the blower compartment) and press the reset button to reset your furnace.
  3. If the button is shifted up, press the reset button down
  4. Return cover to blower compartment
  5. Turn the power on

How to Reset an Oil Furnace

  1. Completely turn off the furnace.
  2. Locate your furnace’s fuel pump (looks like a small black box with fuel lines).
  3. Find the bleeder valve (located on the side of the fuel pump).
  4. Place a drip pan underneath the bleeder valve to catch the fuel.
  5. Turn the furnace back on and rotate the valve a half-turn. This will cause the valve to start bleeding.
  6. Make sure the fuel does not overflow.
  7. Press the reset button again. This should restart the furnace.

How to Reset a Gas Furnace

  1. Ensure the pilot light is out.
  2. Turn down the thermostat to its lowest setting.
  3. Turn off the power supply to the furnace.
  4. Shut off the main gas supply to the furnace.
  5. Leave the pilot gas supply on.
  6. Relight the pilot light (hold a lit match to the pilot flame).
  7. Turn the circuit breaker back on.
  8. Turn the main gas supply on.
  9. Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds.
  10. Raise the temperature on the thermostat.

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When all else fails, Aux Home Services can be of assistance in restarting your furnace in your Alabama home.

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