DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more necessary. Winters in Lodi are always changing and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask a professional technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to find clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these troubles and keep you comfortable. 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 indicator 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. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant spike 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 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 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 confused 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 require a few minutes to reboot. Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of checking the effectiveness of your furnace before you give a call to your Lodi technician. If there are still difficulties 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 trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi or contact us online assistance.