One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more essential. Winters in Georgetown are unpredictable and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you ask an expert technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:
- Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down often times. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are created to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can counteract these problems and keep you comfortable.
- See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or marker on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to switch 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. Insure this important step, especially if there was a new rise in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate the breakers that operate your furnace:
- [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, change the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
- The switch that looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.
Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of checking the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Georgetown technician. If there are still problems after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Miller Climate Control LLC in Georgetown.