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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most important parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more essential. Winters in Reinholds are unpredictable and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most universal causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these issues and keep you comfortable.
  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 marker 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 forget minor 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, locate the breakers that run 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 seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can often be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is often 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 simple and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Reinholds professional. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call County Line Mechanical LLC in Reinholds.

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