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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more necessary. Winters in Kingsville are always changing and the chilliest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask an expert technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can counteract these problems 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 indicator 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. Verify this important step, especially if there was a new 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 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 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, side. It can easily be confused 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.

Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Kingsville technician. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC in Kingsville.

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