One of the most important parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more crucial. Winters in Lawrence are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often appear 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:
- Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off 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 troubles arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these troubles and keep you comfortable.
- See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant 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 swap out the batteries on your thermostat.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to forget little things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a recent spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that run your furnace:
- [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On spot. 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 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 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 straightforward and effective way of checking the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Lawrence technician. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Scott Temperature in Lawrence.