Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always rely on our furnace in the winter, whether we recognize that we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any halts or issues for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. Along with these routine tune-ups, there are a couple of straightforward checks that you can make yourself on your furnace system and reduce the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as straightforward as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to miss the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are good, double check that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to change 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” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, even if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you make this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace failures are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that collect on your filter. This can push your furnace to work too hard and can even give off a gross, burnt smell when starting up. Changing your furnace filters are the most painless way keep your furnace operating well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to vacant rooms is crafty and it seems like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to work harder and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and generate an imbalance in the comfort of your home.

By observing these straightforward tips and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should function effortlessly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our specialists at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton a call at 979-323-6130.

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