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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in East Bernard are always changing and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these problems and keep you warm.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or indicator on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to switch out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook little things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this vital step, especially if there was a relevant spike in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that operate your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. 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 seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, position. It can definitely be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is usually the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your East Bernard expert. If there are still problems after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call E.B. Air, LLC in East Bernard.

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