DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most important parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in West Valley are always changing and the frostiest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time floating through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you comfy. 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 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 overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a recent spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that run 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 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, side. It can often be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is usually 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 simple and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your West Valley technician. If there are still problems after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley or find us online assistance.