DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

Heating

One of the most critical 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 West Palm Beach are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most universal causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off often times. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you comfy.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or marker 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 neglect small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this important step, especially if there was a recent 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 run 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, change 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 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 need a few minutes to reboot.

Working through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of checking the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your West Palm Beach expert. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Summit Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach or find us online assistance.

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