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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical 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 necessary. Winters in McHenry are unpredictable and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you comfy.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee 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 forget small things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a recent rise in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that operate 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 positions, 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 mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is often the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your McHenry technician. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry.

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