DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

March 06, 2015

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more essential. Winters in Marshfield are erratic and the frostiest days can often spring 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 – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these issues and keep you comfy.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure 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 overlook minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this important step, especially if there was a recent rise in temperature that may have caused you to turn off the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that control your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, cycle 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 definitely be confused 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.

Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you give a call to your Marshfield expert. If there are still issues after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield.