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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

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 chilly season it is even more crucial. Winters in Winnipeg are always changing and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can ward off these problems and keep you comfortable.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or marker 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 important step, especially if there was a recent 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 operate your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On spot. If it is Off or in the middle of the two spots, cycle the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can often be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is often the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.

Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of checking the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your Winnipeg technician. If there are still problems 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 problem might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Winnipeg.

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