DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital 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 crucial. Winters in Mobile are unpredictable and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you find a professional technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can counteract these troubles and keep you comfortable. 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 sign 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 overlook minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this vital step, especially if there was a recent increase in temperature that may have caused you to turn 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 positions, cycle 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 easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot. Working through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Mobile technician. If there are still difficulties after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile or contact us online assistance.