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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most important parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more necessary. Winters in Derby are always changing and the coldest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in 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 unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out 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 guarantee that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to switch out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this vital step, especially if there was a relevant 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, find the breakers that control your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, 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 usually the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of confirming the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Derby technician. If there are still problems after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby.

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