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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 critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Rock Hill are unpredictable and the coldest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut down on some occasions. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are designed 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 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 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 forget little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this important step, especially if there was a recent 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, 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 positions, change 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, side. It can definitely be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Rock Hill technician. If there are still problems after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill.

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