DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Colorado Springs are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in 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 unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off often times. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these problems and keep you comfy. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or marker 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 forget small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a relevant rise 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 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 spots, change the breaker to Off and then reset it to On. The switch that seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, position. It can often be confused 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 take a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Colorado Springs professional. If there are still problems after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs or find us online assistance.