DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more necessary. Winters in Santee are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most common causes of unforeseen 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 trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these issues and keep you warm. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or indicator 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 small things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this crucial step, especially if there was a new increase in temperature that may have caused you to turn off the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that run 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 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, spot. 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 require a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of confirming the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Santee professional. If there are still difficulties after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Aireforce Heating & Air Inc in Santee or reach out online assistance.