DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most important parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more essential. Winters in Ballwin are erratic and the coldest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can inspect 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 grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down sometimes. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these issues and keep you comfy. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant 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 crucial step, especially if there was a relevant increase in temperature that may have caused you to switch 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 seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can easily be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is usually the difficulty 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 confirming the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your Ballwin professional. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin or contact us online assistance.