Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter
We always depend on our furnace in the winter, whether we know we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any breakdowns or trouble for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. Along with these regular tune-ups, there are a few straightforward inspections that you can make yourself on your furnace system and reduce the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as:
- Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as plain as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s not hard to ignore the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are fine, make sure that your thermostat is set 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 touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, despite if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you do this switch, you must also remember to…
- Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can push your furnace to work too hard and can even emit a funny, burnt smell when starting up. Swapping your furnace filters are the most painless way keep your furnace working well.
- Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to empty rooms is smart and it sounds like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to work too hard and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and generate unevenness in the comfort of your home.
By observing these simple pieces of advice and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should run effortlessly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t set up your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant a call at 314-325-7552.