24/7 Emergency Support

DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

March 06, 2015

One of the most important parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more necessary. Winters in Franklin are always changing and the chilliest days can often pop up 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 – grimy filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing 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 created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent 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 replace out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant increase in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that operate 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 positions, turn the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that appears to look 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 frequently the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Franklin technician. If there are still issues 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 trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Winters Heating and Cooling in Franklin.