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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 winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Ridgedale and the Branson area are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. 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 widespread 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 on some occasions. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles and keep you comfortable.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure 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 overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a recent 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, locate the breakers that operate your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. 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 definitely be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.

Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of ensuring the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your Ridgedale and the Branson area technician. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much better 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 Branson HVAC, LLC in Ridgedale and the Branson area.

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