Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter
We always rely on our furnace in the winter, whether we see we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any halts or issues for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a couple of easy inspections that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and lower the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:
- Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as plain as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to ignore the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are fine, make sure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to adjust this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to alter your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, despite if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…
- Change your air filters - furnace troubles are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that collect on your filter. This can cause your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even give off a gross, burnt smell when turned on. Changing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace running well.
- Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to empty rooms is wise and it appears like it would save you money. But closing off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and generate a disparity in the comfort of your home.
By adhering to these easy tips and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should operate smoothly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace service yet for this year, give our experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton a call at 979-323-6130.