DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more essential. Winters in Bishop are erratic and the coldest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. 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 traveling through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder 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 counteract these issues and keep you comfortable. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous 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 switch out the batteries on your thermostat. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this vital step, especially if there was a new increase 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 side. 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 looks 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 usually 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 ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Bishop technician. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop or contact us online assistance.