Your furnace may not be a technical marvel as we imagine the USS Enterprise to be. The Enterprise probably has one heck of a heating system, out there in the icy cold of space; but your furnace is an important piece of equipment for your home or building and was meant to operate efficiently. How is your furnace functioning? Do you need the help of the best heating and air conditioning in Minneapolis? We at Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning would like to make you aware of how you might improve the efficiency of your furnace by imagining the things that Captain Spock of the USS Enterprise would say if he were to examine the efficiency of your furnace.

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

Spock means that the comfort of the many people in your home or building is the most important thing, and that a faulty thermostat must be repaired!

“Live long and prosper.”

Undoubtedly, Spock is saying that you must perform regular maintenance on your furnace and have it inspected routinely if you expect it to have a long, prosperous lifetime of performance. Doing so will help you avoid unexpected problems and breakdowns.

“Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Spock is saying that after you have eliminated all the unlikely factors that might be causing your heater to malfunction, you’ll probably be left with the conclusion that there is a problem with the thermostat setting or the pilot light. You might also have problems with power or gas.

“In critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see.”

Apparently, Spock believes that you are not seeing the real problem. He knows that if your problem is frequent cycling between the “on” and “off” modes, you are clearly not seeing that the problem is most likely a bad thermostat setting, a clogged filter, or improper airflow.

“Insufficient facts always invite danger.”

Spock thinks that you don’t have all your facts straight if you are not realizing that blower issues are most likely a problem with the limit switch. In this case, because Spock is probably not available, you might need to call in a professional.

“Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.” 

Spock is obviously irritated by your lack of logic in realizing that if your furnace does not sufficiently heat the area you want it to heat, you might just have installed a furnace that is the wrong size for the space. Or you merely have a clogged filter.

“Captain, your analysis of the situation was flawless…However; the logic by which you arrived at your conclusion escapes me.”

Aside from addressing you with the respect you deserve as someone who wants to solve heater problems; Spock seems to be indicating that dirty or clogged filters make a furnace work harder to circulate air because it reduces airflow. This can damage the limit switch controlling the fan.

Spock would probably want you to seek the best heating and air conditioning in Minneapolis and use its services to fix those problems he mentioned above!