DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

Heating

One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Marshall are erratic and the frostiest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most common causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are created to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you warm.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee 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 neglect minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant spike 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 control 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 spots, 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, position. It can easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.

Going through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Marshall professional. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call All Elements Heating & Air LLC in Marshall.

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