Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always depend on our furnace in the winter, whether we see we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any failures or issues for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a few simple tests that you can make yourself on your furnace system and decrease the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as plain as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are A-OK, make sure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to switch this setting in between 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 propelling air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even give off a funny, burnt smell when starting up. Swapping your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace operating well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to unused 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 distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and create a disparity in the comfort of your home.

By adhering to these straightforward tricks and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should operate smoothly and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t booked your furnace service yet for this year, give our professionals at True Heating & Cooling in Westminster a call at 720-316-1898.

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