DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most important 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 essential. Winters in Hendersonville are always changing and the frostiest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you find a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off often times. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you comfortable. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or marker 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 small things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this important step, especially if there was a recent increase 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 run 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 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, position. It can often be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is often the difficulty 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 productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Hendersonville technician. If there are still difficulties after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville or contact us online assistance.