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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 critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Cape Coral are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut off sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to find clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Changing 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 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 neglect small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant 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 control 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 spots, change 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, spot. It can definitely be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is usually the issue 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 ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Cape Coral professional. If there are still issues after you have made it 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 set up a repair, call Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral.

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