DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

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One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more necessary. Winters in New Castle are erratic and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you find a professional 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 challenging time passing 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 notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Swapping 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 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 important step, especially if there was a recent increase in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that control 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 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, position. It can definitely be mistaken for 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 straightforward and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your New Castle expert. If there are still issues after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle.

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