DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most important parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in San Angelo are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in a specialized technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to find clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these troubles and keep you comfortable. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant 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 switch 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. Verify this important step, especially if there was a new spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find 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 positions, cycle 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, position. It can easily be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is often the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your San Angelo expert. If there are still issues after you have worked 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 Air-Dynamics Inc in San Angelo or reach out online assistance.