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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more essential. Winters in Heflin are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut down 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 problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems and keep you warm.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or indicator on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to swap out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a new spike in temperature that may have caused you to change 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 position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, change 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 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 straightforward and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you make a call to your Heflin technician. If there are still issues after you have gone 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 set up a repair, call Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Heflin.

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