One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Phoenix are unpredictable and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:
- Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time floating through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to switch off often times. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are created to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you comfy.
- See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or indicator on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to replace out the batteries on your thermostat.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect 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 change the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that run 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 sides, turn 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 definitely be misidentified 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 require a few minutes to reboot.
Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of confirming the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Phoenix expert. If there are still difficulties after you have worked 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Phoenix.