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 cold it is even more crucial. Winters in Saint Louis are unpredictable and the coldest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these issues 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 marker 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 vital step, especially if there was a recent increase in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that operate 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, turn 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, side. It can definitely be confused as 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. Working through these steps is an easy and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your Saint Louis expert. If there are still issues after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the trouble might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating in Saint Louis or reach out online assistance.