One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Moline are always changing and the coldest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first:
- Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off often times. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you comfortable.
- See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous 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 replace out the batteries on your thermostat.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this important step, especially if there was a new spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that run your furnace:
- [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.
- The switch that appears to look like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can definitely be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.
Working through these steps is an easy and effective way of checking the effectiveness of your furnace before you give a call to your Moline professional. If there are still issues 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 problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline.