DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most important parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Buellton are always changing and the chilliest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time floating through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing 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 indicator on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to switch out the batteries on your thermostat. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect small things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this important step, especially if there was a recent increase in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate 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, 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, side. It can often be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you give a call to your Buellton professional. If there are still issues after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton or find us online assistance.