One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Odessa are always changing and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can inspect first:
- Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut down often times. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these problems and keep you comfortable.
- See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to swap 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. Verify this important 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, find the breakers that operate your furnace:
- [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two positions, change 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, position. It can definitely be confused 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.
Walking through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your Odessa technician. If there are still problems after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa.