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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Carson City are unpredictable and the coldest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you ask a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to find clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you comfortable.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous 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. Insure this important step, especially if there was a new spike in temperature that may have caused you to turn off the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that control your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. 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 appears to look 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 usually the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your Carson City professional. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City.

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