One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Bishop are unpredictable and the coldest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first:
- Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time floating 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 notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these troubles and keep you comfy.
- See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous 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 replace out the batteries on your thermostat.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to forget small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this important 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, find the breakers that control 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 sides, 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 definitely be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is often the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot.
Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you give a call to your Bishop professional. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop.