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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 important throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more crucial. Winters in Irvine are erratic and the coldest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:

  1. Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut down on some occasions. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you warm.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or marker 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 forget minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this important step, especially if there was a relevant 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, discover 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 spots, cycle 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, side. It can often be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is often the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Irvine professional. If there are still problems after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call True Home Heating and Air Conditioning in Irvine.

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