DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

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One of the most important 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 crucial. Winters in Greenville are unpredictable and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask a professional technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to find clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these troubles 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 swap out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this vital 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 control your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On spot. 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, spot. It can easily be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Going through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of confirming the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Greenville expert. If there are still difficulties after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville or reach out online assistance.

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