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 problems for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. On top of these regular tune-ups, there are a couple of simple inspections that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and decrease the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:
- Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as plain as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to overlook 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 adjust this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been altering 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, regardless if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…
- Change your air filters - furnace failures are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that gather on your filter. This can push your furnace to work too hard and can even discharge a gross, burnt smell when starting up. Swapping your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace running well.
- 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 forces your system to work harder and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and generate unevenness in the comfort of your home.
By following these straightforward pieces of advice and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should operate easily and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our experts at E.B. Air, LLC in East Bernard a call at 979-335-4262.