DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more crucial. Winters in Humble are always changing and the coldest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask a professional technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most common causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off often times. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems and keep you warm. 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 indicator 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 little things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant rise 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 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, 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 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 need a few minutes to reboot. Working through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you give a call to your Humble professional. 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 issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble or find us online assistance.