DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

Heating

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more essential. Winters in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas are always changing and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to find clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these troubles and keep you comfy.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to replace out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect little things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a recent increase in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate 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, turn the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that appears to look like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can often be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is often the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas professional. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Innovative Mechanical, LLC in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas.

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