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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Bossier City are unpredictable and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you ask an expert technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time floating through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles and keep you warm.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure 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.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a new spike 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 easily 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.

Working through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Bossier City expert. If there are still problems after you have made it 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 Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City.

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