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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Manassas Park are always changing and the coldest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask an expert technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:

  1. Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are created 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 comfortable.
  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 relevant rise in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find 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 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, spot. It can definitely be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is frequently 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 checking the efficiency of your furnace before you make a call to your Manassas Park professional. If there are still problems 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 trouble might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park.

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