DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the cold it is even more necessary. Winters in West Palm Beach are always changing and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you find an expert technician, here are a few things you can inspect first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most common causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a harder time floating through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to notice the problem, while newer furnaces are created to find clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can prevent these issues and keep you comfortable. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to guarantee that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or indicator 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 little things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a relevant 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 run 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 spots, 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, position. It can definitely be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is often the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot. Working through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of ensuring the efficiency of your furnace before you make a call to your West Palm Beach professional. If there are still difficulties after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much wider 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 Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc in West Palm Beach or contact us online assistance.