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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 important throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more necessary. Winters in Middle Georgia are always changing and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut down sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these troubles and keep you comfy.
  2. 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 replace 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. Verify this important step, especially if there was a new 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 position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two spots, 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, spot. It can easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Middle Georgia expert. If there are still problems after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Air Concepts of Middle Georgia in Middle Georgia.

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