DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most important parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Dresden are always changing and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems and keep you comfy. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous 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 switch 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. Verify 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, locate 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 seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, spot. It can easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot. Walking through these steps is an easy and effective way of ensuring the effectiveness of your furnace before you give a call to your Dresden technician. If there are still problems after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden or find us online assistance.