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 Mobile are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you ask a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first:
- Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most common causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time floating 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 find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these troubles and keep you comfy.
- See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant 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 switch out the batteries on your thermostat.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to forget little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a recent spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that operate your furnace:
- [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two positions, cycle the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
- 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 usually the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot.
Going through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Mobile professional. If there are still problems 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 schedule a repair, call Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile.