One of the most important parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in the Rio Grande Valley are always changing and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first:
- Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut off sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to find clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles and keep you comfortable.
- 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 indicator 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 neglect little things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a recent increase in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate the breakers that operate your furnace:
- [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On side. 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 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 need a few minutes to reboot.
Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of checking the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your the Rio Grande Valley expert. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. in the Rio Grande Valley.