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 cold it is even more essential. Winters in East Hanover are unpredictable and the coldest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time floating through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can counteract these issues and keep you comfy. 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 swap out the batteries on your thermostat. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant 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 spot. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, turn 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, side. It can often be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your East Hanover professional. If there are still issues after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover or find us online assistance.