DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

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One of the most important 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 Odessa are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles 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 ensure 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 overlook minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this important step, especially if there was a recent rise 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 side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, turn the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that looks 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 frequently the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Odessa technician. If there are still problems after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa.

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