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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most important parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more necessary. Winters in Carlsbad are always changing and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. 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 widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these troubles and keep you comfortable.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to switch 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. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a recent rise in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate the breakers that run your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On spot. 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 seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can definitely be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is often the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot.

Working through these steps is an easy and effective way of confirming the efficiency of your furnace before you make a call to your Carlsbad expert. If there are still issues after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad.

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