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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 chilly season it is even more crucial. Winters in Alliance are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut down on some occasions. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these problems and keep you comfy.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign 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 forget little 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 switch off the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that operate 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 positions, cycle 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 definitely be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.

Working through these steps is a simple and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Alliance technician. If there are still problems after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much greater 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance.

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