One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more essential. Winters in Carson City are erratic and the coldest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:
- Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut down on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these issues and keep you comfy.
- 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.
- 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 crucial step, especially if there was a new increase in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate the breakers that control your furnace:
- [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, turn the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
- The switch that looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. 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 require 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 Carson City technician. 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 schedule a repair, call Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City.