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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 important throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more essential. 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 a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut down sometimes. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are created to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you comfortable.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure 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 important 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, locate the breakers that operate 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 spots, 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 confused as a real light switch, which is why it is usually 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 efficiency 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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