DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

March 06, 2015

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 winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Booneville are always changing and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these troubles and keep you comfortable.
  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 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 small things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a new spike in temperature that may have caused you to turn off 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 position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two positions, turn the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that looks 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 difficulty 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 ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Booneville technician. If there are still difficulties after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville.