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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most important parts of the winter is staying comfortable 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 coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you find a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems and keep you warm.
  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 overlook little things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this crucial step, especially if there was a new 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, turn 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 mistaken for 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 a simple and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your Winnipeg professional. If there are still issues after you have gone 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 set up a repair, call Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Winnipeg.

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