DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Portland Metro are unpredictable and the coldest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most widespread causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles and keep you comfy. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign 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 minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this important step, especially if there was a new increase in temperature that may have caused you to turn 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 spots, 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, spot. It can easily be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is usually the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Portland Metro professional. If there are still problems after you have gone 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 set up a repair, call Central Air Inc in Portland Metro or reach out online assistance.