DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

Heating

One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Marshfield are erratic and the coldest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most universal causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult 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 notice the problem, while newer furnaces are created to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems 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 constant 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 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 important step, especially if there was a recent rise 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 control 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, 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, position. It can definitely be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your Marshfield expert. If there are still problems after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield.

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