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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most important parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Dresden are always changing and the chilliest 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 – dirty 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 switch off often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you comfy.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure 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 neglect small things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this important step, especially if there was a recent spike in temperature that may have caused you to turn off the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find 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 spots, 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 often be confused 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 take a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your Dresden professional. If there are still issues after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden.

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