DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most important parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more necessary. Winters in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area are unpredictable and the coldest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in an expert technician, here are a few things you can check first: Check your filter – dirty filters are one of the most common causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off sometimes. The older the furnace, the more difficult it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can ward off these troubles and keep you comfy. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant 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 swap 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 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, 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 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 misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is frequently 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 straightforward and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you give a call to your Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area expert. If there are still difficulties after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area or reach out online assistance.