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 cold it is even more necessary. Winters in Thousand Oaks are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these problems 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 small 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 switch off the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate the breakers that run your furnace: [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. 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 seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can definitely be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot. Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you make a call to your Thousand Oaks technician. If there are still problems after you have made it 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 set up a repair, call Air Max HVAC Inc in Thousand Oaks or reach out online assistance.