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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 Carpentersville are unpredictable and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most common causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut down on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can counteract these troubles and keep you warm.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or indicator 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 overlook little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a recent rise in temperature that may have caused you to turn 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 position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, turn the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that appears to look like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can often 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 need a few minutes to reboot.

Working through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of checking the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Carpentersville technician. If there are still problems after you have gone 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 set up a repair, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville.

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