DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Groves are unpredictable and the coldest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you call in a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time floating through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems and keep you warm. 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 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 neglect little things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this vital 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, find the breakers that run 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 positions, turn 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 definitely 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. Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the effectiveness of your furnace before you give a call to your Groves expert. If there are still problems after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Air Solutions, Inc in Groves or reach out online assistance.