Goodman gas furnace troubleshooting
Bad news for those who have a Goodman gas furnace, but good news for the rest of us: it’s going to be a lot easier for us to diagnose and fix Goodman problems without all the diagnostics tools! You see, Goodman is notorious for making their gas furnaces difficult to diagnose because they switch from one diagnostic tool to another and require different degrees of knowledge or training.
Richard, a certified HVAC technician, has seen this problem many times. What he’s found is that the newer models are more user-friendly, but if you have an older version manufactured before 2012, you can expect some headaches when trying to diagnose your furnace.
A goodman gas furnace troubleshooting can be performed by following these steps.
1) Shut off your gas supply at the meter and make sure the furnace is turned off.
2) Inspect the exterior vent pipe where it exits the building to ensure it is not restricted or clogged with snow.
3) Check the filter and ensure it is clean and in place.
4) Inspect for a wet or corroded heating unit, dirty burner area, broken wires, etc., and fix them if needed.
5) Turn on your gas supply at the meter, turn on your thermostat to bring up the heat as needed, then turn on your furnace.
Goodman is a popular gas furnace brand in the United States and Canada. Goodman gas furnaces are built to work at low-efficiency ratings, which makes them perfect for homes with high energy prices.
Goodman gas furnaces are the best option for homes that need heating but do not have an expensive electrical bill like most homes. It also does not require a yearly maintenance checkup like many other brands of furnaces. The only downside to this furnace is that it might be too small for some houses and people who live in colder climates.
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