DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Tampa Bay are erratic and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder 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 created to find clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you warm. 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 little things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this vital step, especially if there was a new spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch 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 spots, 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, spot. It can easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot. Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of checking the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your Tampa Bay technician. If there are still problems after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Langford Cooling in Tampa Bay or find us online assistance.