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 Colorado Springs are unpredictable and the frostiest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most common causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to notice 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 issues and keep you comfy. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure 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 neglect little things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this vital step, especially if there was a recent rise in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover 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 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 misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is often the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the efficiency of your furnace before you make a call to your Colorado Springs technician. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater 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 Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs or find us online assistance.