DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is vital throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more crucial. Winters in Tuscaloosa are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you ask a specialized technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most widespread causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a harder time traveling through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut off often times. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to notice 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 prevent these problems and keep you comfortable. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to make sure 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. Double-check this important step, especially if there was a new increase 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 spot. If it is Off or in the middle of the two positions, cycle 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, spot. It can often be misidentified as a real light switch, which is why it is usually 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 simple and effective way of ensuring the productivity of your furnace before you make a call to your Tuscaloosa professional. If there are still problems after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa or find us online assistance.