How to Troubleshoot a Williamson Temp O Matic Furnace

Knowing how to troubleshoot your home furnace can mean the difference between freezing inside the home while waiting for a repair professional to show up or quickly restoring comfort and warmth to your home.
Troubleshooting a home furnace, such as the Williamson Temp-O-Matic, requires only a few basic steps and is easily achieved by even the inexperienced homeowner.

Step 1

Check the electrical current going into the furnace. First, examine the furnace's 120-volt power cable and make sure it is not damaged or that it has not come loose from the outlet. Replug loose cables and replace any damaged cables. If there is still no power, check the circuit breaker box for the furnace's circuit and turn it back on if it has been tripped.

Step 2

Examine the thermostat temperature setting. Like all other heating appliances, the Williamson Tempo-O-Matic's thermostat needs setting a few degrees above room air temperature for the heater to function. Turn the thermostat temperature up if it set too low.

Step 3

Look at the oil supply. Examine all supply and return valves that provide the furnace with oil for combustion. Ensure your oil tank is not empty and refill it required. If none of the above troubleshooting steps restore working order to your furnace, contact a Williamson repair professional to address the issue.

About the Author

Eoghan McCloskey is a technical support representative and part-time musician who holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and political science from Texas State University. While at Texas State, McCloskey worked as a writing tutor at the Texas State Writing Center, proofreading and editing everything from freshman book reports to graduate theses.