DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most important parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more essential. Winters in Show Low 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 examine first: Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time floating through filters once they are filthy 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 designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you warm. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or indicator 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 little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant spike in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that control 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 spots, turn 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, spot. It can easily 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 need a few minutes to reboot. Working through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of checking the effectiveness of your furnace before you give a call to your Show Low expert. If there are still issues after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. in Show Low or reach out online assistance.