DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

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One of the most important parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more essential. Winters in Bountiful are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in a specialized technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most universal causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these issues and keep you warm.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or indicator 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 neglect little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial 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, find the breakers that operate 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 spots, change the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can easily be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is usually the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Bountiful technician. If there are still problems after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Craig's Heating & Cooling in Bountiful.

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