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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most vital 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 necessary. Winters in Hauppauge are unpredictable and the frostiest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time traveling through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to find clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you warm.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or marker 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 little things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial 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, locate the breakers that operate your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On spot. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, 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, side. It can often be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is usually the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Working through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Hauppauge professional. If there are still difficulties after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge or contact us online assistance.