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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more essential. Winters in Saint Charles are always changing 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 check first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut down often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can ward off these problems and keep you warm.
  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 indicator on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to swap out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook little 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 change 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 position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, 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, side. It can often be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Working through these steps is a simple and effective way of checking the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Saint Charles professional. If there are still difficulties after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Air Alliance Team in Saint Charles.

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