If you live in Freeport, Maine, or a surrounding area and have a heat pump or furnace, at some point they will encounter a problem and may require a reset. While there are a wide variety of heat pumps and furnaces, the reset procedure is usually similar. Both heat pumps and furnaces are designed to heat your home, but they do this in very different ways. A heat pump takes heat from the outside air to produce heat while a gas furnace produces heat by burning propane or gas. An electric furnace blows air over heated elements.
How to Reset a Heat Pump
Follow these simple steps below to reset your heat pump:
- Check your thermostat for proper settings and then turn it off.
- Turn off the power supply switch to your heat pump.
- Turn off the two breakers for the air handler and condenser.
- Wait a few minutes and turn everything back on.
How to Reset a Furnace
The reset procedures for your furnace will vary depending on whether you have a modern or an older furnace. On newer furnaces, look for a switch near the furnace and turn it off. If you can’t find the switch, turn off the main circuit breaker for the system. Wait about a minute and turn the switch or circuit breaker back on. Your furnace is now reset.
The following procedures apply to furnaces that are about 30 years old or older:
- Ensure that the pilot light is out. If it is on, a reset is not required.
- Turn your thermostat down to the lowest setting.
- Light the pilot light.
- Set your thermostat to the desired temperature.
- Your furnace is now reset.
For additional information or service for your heat pump or furnace, contact Dog House in Freeport, ME, today. We also provide AC and heating repair, installation, and maintenance services. You can also turn to us for plumbing and indoor air quality services.