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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most important parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Greensburg are erratic and the coldest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling 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 notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to find clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles and keep you comfortable.
  2. 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 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 neglect minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this important step, especially if there was a relevant spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that control 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, turn 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 usually the issue 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 Greensburg professional. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Wallpe Heating & Cooling in Greensburg.

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