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 vital throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Huntingburg 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 common causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down on some occasions. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to find clogged and dirty filters before further troubles 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 guarantee that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or marker 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 forget little things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant spike 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 run your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two spots, turn the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is often the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of confirming the efficiency of your furnace before you make a call to your Huntingburg technician. If there are still issues after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Dearing's Service & Solutions in Huntingburg.