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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Beaverton are always changing and the frostiest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:

  1. Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut off often times. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these troubles and keep you warm.
  2. 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 replace out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. 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 vital step, especially if there was a recent spike in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that control your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two positions, turn 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, position. It can easily 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.

Walking through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your Beaverton technician. If there are still difficulties after you have worked 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton or find us online assistance.