DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most important parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Murrieta are always changing and the frostiest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you find an expert technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. 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 troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off 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 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 forget small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a new increase in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate the breakers that control 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 looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Murrieta expert. If there are still difficulties after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta or contact us online assistance.