Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

January 27, 2016

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always trust our furnace in the winter, whether we know we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any breakdowns or trouble for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. In addition to these routine tune-ups, there are some straightforward checks that you can do yourself on your furnace system and lower the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as plain as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are fine, ensure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to switch this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, even if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that collect on your filter. This can push your furnace to overwork and can even emit a foul, burnt smell when kicking on. Replacing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to empty rooms is wise and it sounds like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often forces your system to overwork and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and create unevenness in the comfort of your home.

By adhering to these simple tricks and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should operate smoothly and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t set up your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our specialists at True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth a call at 706-695-7492.