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 see we are or not. To guarantee that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any breakdowns or issues for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. Along with these routine tune-ups, there are a few easy tests that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and reduce the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as simple as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s not hard to ignore the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are good, double check that your thermostat is set 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 altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, even if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you do this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace troubles are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can cause your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even emit a funny, burnt smell when starting up. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace operating well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to vacant rooms is smart and it seems like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often forces your system to work harder and can cause strain 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 adhering to these easy pieces of advice and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should run smoothly and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t set up your furnace service yet for this year, give our specialists at E.B. Air, LLC in East Bernard a call at 979-335-4262.

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