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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more crucial. Winters in Westminster are unpredictable and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most common causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time traveling through filters once they are grimy 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 pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these problems and keep you comfortable.
  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 forget small things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this important step, especially if there was a new spike in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate the breakers that control your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two positions, turn 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, position. 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 need a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Westminster technician. If there are still issues after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much wider 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 True Heating & Cooling in Westminster.

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