Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter01/27/2016Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter We always trust our furnace in the winter, whether we know we are or not. To guarantee that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any halts or problems for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. Along with these regular tune-ups, there are a few easy tests 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 straightforward as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s not hard to overlook the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are good, double check that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to change 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 propelling air, even if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace failures are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that collect on your filter. This can push 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 simplest way keep your furnace operating well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to vacant rooms is crafty and it seems like it would save you money. But closing off vents often pushes your system to work too hard and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and cause unevenness in the comfort of your home. By observing these easy tricks and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should function easily and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t booked your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our experts at B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant a call at 314-838-9800 or easily set up an appointment with us online.