DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Lawrence are always changing and the coldest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you find a professional technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time floating through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues 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 guarantee 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 important step, especially if there was a new increase in temperature that may have caused you to turn 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 spot. 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 seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can often be confused 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 need a few minutes to reboot. Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Lawrence expert. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Scott Temperature in Lawrence or contact us online assistance.