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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical 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 necessary. Winters in Brighton are erratic and the coldest days can often pop up 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 – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these problems and keep you comfy.
  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 sign on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to switch out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to forget minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this vital step, especially if there was a recent increase in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that run 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 positions, 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 definitely be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is often the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.

Going through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Brighton technician. If there are still problems after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call D & D Heating & AC in Brighton.

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