DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

Heating

One of the most important parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Anaheim are erratic and the frostiest 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 – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice 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 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 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 neglect minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this important step, especially if there was a relevant 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, find the breakers that operate 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, cycle 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, position. It can easily be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is often the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your Anaheim expert. If there are still issues after you have gone 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 schedule a repair, call Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. in Anaheim.

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