DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more crucial. Winters in Springfield are always changing and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first: Check your filter – unclean 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 switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems and keep you comfortable. 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 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 overlook minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this important step, especially if there was a recent spike in temperature that may have caused you to change 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 position. 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 seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, position. It can often be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot. Working through these steps is a simple and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Springfield technician. If there are still issues after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield or contact us online assistance.