DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital 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 essential. Winters in Indian River County are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in an expert 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 challenging time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off often times. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are created 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 comfy. 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 replace 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 relevant increase in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate 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 spots, cycle the breaker to Off and then reset it to On. The switch that appears to look like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can definitely be confused 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 take a few minutes to reboot. Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your Indian River County expert. If there are still problems after you have gone 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 Custom Air Systems Inc in Indian River County or contact us online assistance.