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 chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Metro Atlanta are always changing and the frostiest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you find a specialized technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most universal causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut off often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems and keep you warm. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant 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 forget small things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this important step, especially if there was a recent spike 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 control 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, 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, position. It can often be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only require a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is an easy and effective way of confirming the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Metro Atlanta expert. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider 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 ACS Inc in Metro Atlanta or reach out online assistance.