DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more crucial. Winters in Humble are always changing and the chilliest 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 unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut down often times. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these issues and keep you comfortable. 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 marker 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 neglect small things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this vital step, especially if there was a relevant rise in temperature that may have caused you to turn off 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 spot. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, cycle 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 often be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is usually the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot. Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your Humble professional. If there are still issues after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Humble or find us online assistance.