One of the most important parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Sandpoint are erratic and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first:
- Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time floating through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these problems and keep you comfy.
- 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 marker on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to swap out the batteries on your thermostat.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect little things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a new rise in temperature that may have caused you to turn off the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that operate your furnace:
- [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, cycle the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
- The switch that looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can often be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is often the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot.
Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of checking the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Sandpoint expert. If there are still problems after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Age Heating & Cooling in Sandpoint.