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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most important parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Williamsport are unpredictable and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you find a specialized 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 more difficult time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can ward off these troubles and keep you comfortable.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant 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.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this important step, especially if there was a relevant rise in temperature that may have caused you to turn off 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 looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can definitely be misidentified 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 need a few minutes to reboot.

Working through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your Williamsport technician. If there are still difficulties after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport or find us online assistance.