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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Cedar Rapids are unpredictable and the frostiest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can examine first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. 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. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you comfortable.
  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 replace out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to forget small things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this vital step, especially if there was a relevant increase in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that control 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 positions, cycle the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that appears to look like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, position. It can definitely be misidentified 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.

Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you give a call to your Cedar Rapids technician. If there are still issues after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider 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 Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids or reach out online assistance.