DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Vancouver are always changing and the frostiest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most universal causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can ward off these problems and keep you warm. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant 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 forget small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant rise in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that control your furnace: [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, 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, side. It can often be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is often the issue 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 checking the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Vancouver professional. If there are still problems after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC in Vancouver or contact us online assistance.