DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more necessary. Winters in Franklin Lakes are always changing and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most universal causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut off sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems and keep you comfy. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee 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 overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a new increase in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover 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, spot. It can often be confused 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 require a few minutes to reboot. Working through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of checking the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Franklin Lakes technician. If there are still problems 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 issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes or contact us online assistance.