Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter
We always rely on our furnace in the winter, whether we know we are or not. To guarantee that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any breakdowns 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 easy inspections that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and reduce the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:
- Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as simple as exhausted 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 check and your batteries are good, ensure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to change this setting during the changing of the seasons, and you never know who’s been messing with your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing 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 breakdowns are usually 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 discharge a funny, burnt smell when turned on. Swapping your furnace filters are the most painless way keep your furnace operating well.
- Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to vacant rooms is smart and it appears like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often pushes your system to overwork and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and cause unevenness in the comfort of your home.
By adhering to these easy tricks and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should function easily and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning in Pflugerville a call at 512-355-1482.