DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more essential. Winters in Stuart are always changing and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can check first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time traveling through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to shut down often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are created 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 constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign 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 forget minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a relevant spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, discover the breakers that control 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, cycle 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, spot. It can easily be misidentified 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 take a few minutes to reboot. Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Stuart expert. If there are still issues after you have gone 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 schedule a repair, call Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart or reach out online assistance.