One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Chelan and Wenatchee are unpredictable and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask a professional technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:
- Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time floating through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut down sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems and keep you comfy.
- See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant 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 switch 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 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, 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 appears to look like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can easily be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is usually the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.
Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Chelan and Wenatchee technician. If there are still difficulties after you have gone 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 arrange a repair, call Lakeside Heating & Air in Chelan and Wenatchee.