DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital 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 crucial. Winters in Manassas are always changing and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you ask a professional technician, here are a few things you can check 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 dusty or dirty, causing the system to switch off 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 troubles arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles and keep you comfy. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant 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 switch out the batteries on your thermostat. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this important step, especially if there was a new spike in temperature that may have caused you to switch off 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 positions, 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 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 need a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of checking the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Manassas professional. If there are still problems after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much wider idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Twin Air LLC in Manassas or contact us online assistance.