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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 important throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more crucial. Winters in Libertyville are erratic and the frostiest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most common causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off often times. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to notice 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 prevent these issues and keep you comfy.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or indicator 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 neglect minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant rise in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover 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, 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 definitely be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is often the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Libertyville professional. If there are still difficulties after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical in Libertyville.

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