DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Asheville are always changing and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. 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 more challenging time traveling through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems 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 switch out the batteries on your thermostat. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this important step, especially if there was a new increase 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 control 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, 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 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 need a few minutes to reboot. Working through these steps is an easy and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Asheville expert. If there are still problems after you have gone 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 set up a repair, call 1st Choice Service Group Inc in Asheville or reach out online assistance.