DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

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One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more essential. Winters in Wyandotte are unpredictable and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems and keep you warm.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to swap out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to forget little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this important step, especially if there was a relevant increase in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that operate your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On spot. If it is Off or in the middle of the two positions, change the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, position. It can easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.

Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the efficiency of your furnace before you make a call to your Wyandotte technician. If there are still problems after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte.

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