One of the most critical 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 crucial. Winters in Norco and St. Charles Parish are erratic and the frostiest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first:
- Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these problems and keep you comfortable.
- 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.
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to forget little things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a new increase in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
- Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover 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, turn 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 often be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is often the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot.
Going through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your Norco and St. Charles Parish technician. If there are still difficulties after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Mayeuxs AC & Heating in Norco and St. Charles Parish.