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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more crucial. Winters in Lawrence are always changing and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you find a professional technician, here are a few things you can check 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 dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut down sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you warm.
  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 little things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this important step, especially if there was a recent 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, find the breakers that run 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, 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, spot. 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 need a few minutes to reboot.

Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Lawrence expert. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Scott Temperature in Lawrence.

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