Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter
We always trust our furnace in the winter, whether we see we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any breakdowns or issues for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a couple of easy checks that you can do yourself on your furnace system and decrease the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:
- Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as simple as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are fine, double check that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to adjust this setting during the changing of the seasons, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, despite if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…
- Change your air filters - furnace troubles are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even give off a foul, burnt smell when starting up. Replacing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well.
- Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to empty rooms is smart and it appears like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often forces your system to work harder and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and cause a disparity in the comfort of your home.
By following these easy tricks and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should run easily and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace service yet for this year, give our experts at Air Service Co. in Muldrow a call at 918-212-8943.