One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Genoa are unpredictable and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask an expert technician, here are a few things you can examine first:
- Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating 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 detect the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can counteract these problems and keep you comfy.
- See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous 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 switch out the batteries on your thermostat.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a recent increase in temperature that may have caused you to turn off the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that run your furnace:
- [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.
- The switch that seems 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 often the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.
Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the efficiency of your furnace before you make a call to your Genoa professional. If there are still problems after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa.