DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more necessary. Winters in Saint Peters are erratic and the chilliest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut down on some occasions. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you comfortable. 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 marker 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 overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check 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, discover the breakers that operate 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, turn 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 easily be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is often the difficulty 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 make a call to your Saint Peters technician. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters or find us online assistance.