DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more essential. Winters in Wharton are erratic and the frostiest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first: Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut off sometimes. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you comfy. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure 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 forget minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this important step, especially if there was a relevant increase in temperature that may have caused you to turn off the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that run 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 spots, change 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, spot. It can definitely be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently 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 efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Wharton expert. If there are still problems after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton or find us online assistance.