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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more crucial. Winters in Wharton are unpredictable and the coldest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect 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 ward off these issues and keep you comfy.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant 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 swap 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. Double-check 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, discover 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 appears to look like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, position. It can definitely be confused 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.

Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Wharton expert. If there are still problems 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 issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton.

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