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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 critical throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more essential. Winters in Oxford are always changing and the coldest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask an expert technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most universal causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time traveling through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down often times. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you comfy.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure 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.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook little things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this important step, especially if there was a new spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate the breakers that run your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two spots, turn the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that looks 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 frequently 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 productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Oxford expert. If there are still problems after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford.

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