One of the most vital 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 necessary. Winters in Des Moines are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first:
- Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time floating through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut off sometimes. 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 counteract these problems and keep you comfy.
- 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 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 small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a recent rise 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 operate 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 spots, change the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
- The switch that looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, position. It can often be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.
Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your Des Moines technician. If there are still problems after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Heartland Heating & Cooling in Des Moines.