When you have a gas furnace, he is created by lighting a fire with the gas.
The heat from the fire creates the heat you feel and or home.
Sometimes problems can happen to keep the heat from working properly. Last month I had some issues in my home with the furnace and I realized that I was going to have to fix the problem on my own or call a repair shop. I decided to investigate the problem on my own before calling an expensive repair service. I found a list of problems that can keep the furnace from working. I located the ignition switch and I saw the striker plate for the fire. The striker plate was completely rotted and worn out. It was made of metal, but the metal was crumbling as soon as I touched it. I felt this was the part that needed to be fixed. Unfortunately, there were no places in the city that offered these parts to residential customers. They only supplied parts to commercial contractors. I had to call the heating repair company to have the changes made. It seemed like highway robbery, especially since I could easily fix the problem on my own. At least the repair came with a 30-day warranty on the parts and labor. I know the job was done correctly the first time and that gives me some peace of mind. Still, I would have preferred to save the $150 and complete the repair without the help of a professional. It doesn’t seem fair that I can’t access furnace replacement parts just as easily as the business owners.