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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Omaha are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you find an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are created to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Changing 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 incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure 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.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this crucial step, especially if there was a recent increase 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 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, spot. It can easily be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is often the difficulty 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 confirming the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Omaha professional. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much better 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 The Frazier Company in Omaha.

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