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 cold it is even more necessary. Winters in Abilene are unpredictable and the chilliest 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 – dirty filters are one of the most widespread causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time floating through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut down often times. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles and keep you comfortable. 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 sign 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 minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this vital step, especially if there was a new rise 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 spot. 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 seems like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, position. It can often be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot. Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your Abilene expert. If there are still issues after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene or find us online assistance.