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 crucial. Winters in the Midlands are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you find an expert technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time floating through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are created to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these problems and keep you comfortable. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign 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 overlook minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this vital step, especially if there was a relevant spike in temperature that may have caused you to change 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 side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two spots, cycle 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, 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 take a few minutes to reboot. Working through these steps is a simple and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your the Midlands technician. If there are still issues after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Alltemp Comfort Services LLC in the Midlands or reach out online assistance.