One of the most important parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Central Point 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 specialized technician, here are a few things you can examine first:
- Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen 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 find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles and keep you comfy.
- 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.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to forget small things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant increase in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that operate your furnace:
- [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On spot. If it is Off or in the middle of the two positions, cycle the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
- The switch that seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can definitely 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 need a few minutes to reboot.
Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of checking the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Central Point technician. If there are still issues after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Titan Heating & Air Conditioning in Central Point.