Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always trust our furnace in the winter, whether we recognize that we are or not. To guarantee that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any failures or problems for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a few simple checks that you can do yourself on your furnace system and decrease the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as simple as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you check 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 switch this setting during the changing of the seasons, and you never know who’s been messing with your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, even if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace failures are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can force your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even give off a funny, burnt smell when turned on. Replacing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace working well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to empty rooms is crafty and it appears like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often pushes your system to overwork and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and cause unevenness in the comfort of your home.

By following these easy pieces of advice and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should function easily and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t set up your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our professionals at Air Alliance Team in Saint Charles a call at 636-229-1544.

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