DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most important parts of the winter is staying cozy and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more essential. Winters in Olathe are erratic and the frostiest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is ill-equipped. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most common causes of unforeseen furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time traveling through filters once they are grimy or dirty, causing the system to shut down often times. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are designed to point out clogged and dirty filters before further issues arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can ward off these issues and keep you comfortable. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep incessant 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 replace out the batteries on your thermostat. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to neglect minor things like the settings of your thermostat. Insure this vital step, especially if there was a relevant spike 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 control your furnace: [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. 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 seems 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 frequently 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 straightforward and effective way of checking the efficiency of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Olathe technician. If there are still difficulties after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe or find us online assistance.