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 essential. Winters in Macon are always changing and the coldest days can often spring up on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you call in a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most universal causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are dusty or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to detect the problem, while newer furnaces are created to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Replacing furnace filters every month or so can counteract these troubles and keep you comfy. 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 switch out the batteries on your thermostat. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to forget little things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this important step, especially if there was a recent increase 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 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 spots, turn the breaker to Off and then reset it to On. The switch that appears to look like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can easily be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is often the problem with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of checking the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Macon technician. If there are still issues after you have worked through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Air Temperature Control in Macon or contact us online assistance.