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 winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Muskogee are unpredictable and the frostiest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find an expert technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can ward off these problems and keep you comfortable. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure 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 minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a new rise 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 spot. 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, spot. It can easily be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot. Working through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Muskogee technician. If there are still problems after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee or find us online assistance.