One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more crucial. Winters in Laurel are unpredictable and the frostiest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first:
- Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch 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. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can counteract these issues and keep you warm.
- See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or marker on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to swap out the batteries on your thermostat.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this vital 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, locate the breakers that control 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 positions, 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, position. It can often be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is often 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 a simple and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Laurel technician. If there are still difficulties after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call H&C Heating and Cooling in Laurel.