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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Saint Petersburg are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice 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 counteract these issues and keep you comfy.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to switch out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to forget minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this important step, especially if there was a new 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 run 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 sides, 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, position. It can often be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot.

Working through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Saint Petersburg expert. If there are still problems after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Saint Petersburg.

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