DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more crucial. Winters in Crestview are unpredictable and the coldest 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 traveling through filters once they are grimy 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 point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles and keep you comfortable. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant 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 swap out the batteries on your thermostat. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a recent spike in temperature that may have caused you to turn off 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 spot. 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 looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, position. It can easily be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Crestview professional. If there are still problems after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview or contact us online assistance.