One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Oxford are erratic and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first:
- Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut down often times. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you warm.
- See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant 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.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a recent spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch 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 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 appears to look like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.
Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Oxford professional. If there are still issues after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Oxford.