One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Muldrow are unpredictable and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you find a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first:
- Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most common causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to switch off often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can ward off these troubles and keep you warm.
- 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 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. Verify this vital step, especially if there was a relevant increase in temperature that may have caused you to turn off the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate the breakers that control 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 positions, cycle the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
- The switch that seems 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 need a few minutes to reboot.
Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the efficiency of your furnace before you make a call to your Muldrow professional. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much better 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 Air Service Co. in Muldrow.