DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Manassas Park are always changing and the frostiest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time traveling through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you warm. 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 swap out the batteries on your thermostat. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant rise in temperature that may have caused you to turn 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 position. 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 looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, position. It can definitely be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot. Walking through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of checking the effectiveness of your furnace before you give a call to your Manassas Park professional. If there are still problems after you have gone 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 schedule a repair, call Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park or contact us online assistance.