DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Hamilton are always changing and the frostiest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – dirty 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 on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are created to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you warm. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous 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 overlook minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this vital 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, 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 sides, 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 easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of checking the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Hamilton technician. If there are still difficulties 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 problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton or find us online assistance.