One of the most important parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more essential. Winters in Crystal and Twin Cities are always changing and the chilliest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first:
- Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you warm.
- 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 swap out the batteries on your thermostat.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this important step, especially if there was a recent rise in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate the breakers that run your furnace:
- [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, change the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
- The switch that appears to look like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can often 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 need a few minutes to reboot.
Working through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Crystal and Twin Cities professional. 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 issue might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call GV Heating & Air in Crystal and Twin Cities.