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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most important parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Tucker are always changing and the frostiest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most universal causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can ward off these problems and keep you warm.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous 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 replace 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. Insure this crucial step, especially if there was a new increase 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 control your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two positions, cycle 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, spot. It can easily be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the issue 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 confirming the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Tucker expert. If there are still problems 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 problem might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call ACS Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker.

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