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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Williamsport are unpredictable and the frostiest 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 inspect first:

  1. Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut down sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles 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 sign 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 forget little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify 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 position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two spots, 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 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 a simple 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 greater idea on how to notify 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.

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