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 winter it is even more essential. Winters in Dallas are erratic and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you find 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 unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time passing through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut off often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these problems 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 swap 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. Insure this vital step, especially if there was a new rise 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 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, cycle 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, spot. It can often be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is often the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot. Walking through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Dallas expert. If there are still problems after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to notify your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to schedule a repair, call Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas or contact us online assistance.