DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital 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 crucial. Winters in Bloomington are always changing and the frostiest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most universal causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off often times. The older the furnace, the more difficult 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 counteract these issues 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 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 overlook minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this important step, especially if there was a new spike in temperature that may have caused you to turn off the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find 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 positions, change 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 definitely 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 require a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your Bloomington expert. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington or reach out online assistance.