DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more necessary. Winters in Aurora are always changing and the frostiest days can often appear 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 universal causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these troubles and keep you comfortable. 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 marker 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 small things like the settings of your thermostat. Verify this crucial step, especially if there was a relevant increase in temperature that may have caused you to change 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 side. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, change the breaker to Off and then reset it to On. The switch that looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, position. It can easily be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is usually the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot. Working through these steps is a simple and effective way of checking the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Aurora expert. If there are still problems after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Service Plus Mechanical in Aurora or contact us online assistance.