DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Middletown are always changing and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you find an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time floating through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to find clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these troubles and keep you comfortable. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign 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 crucial step, especially if there was a recent spike 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 positions, turn 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 easily be mistaken for 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. Working through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Middletown technician. If there are still difficulties after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown or find us online assistance.