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 winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Tuscaloosa are unpredictable and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can examine first:
- Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut off often times. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles and keep you warm.
- 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 sign 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 minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this crucial step, especially if there was a new increase in temperature that may have caused you to change 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 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 appears to look like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can easily be confused as 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 an easy and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Tuscaloosa technician. If there are still issues after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa.