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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more essential. Winters in Alice are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these troubles and keep you comfy.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or marker 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 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, locate 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 sides, 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, side. It can easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Alice technician. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much better 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 Rescue Heating & Air in Alice.

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