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 recognize that we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any failures or issues for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. On top of these regular tune-ups, there are some straightforward inspections that you can make yourself on your furnace system and decrease the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as simple as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s not hard to ignore the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are A-OK, ensure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget 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” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, despite if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that gather on your filter. This can cause your furnace to overwork and can even emit a foul, burnt smell when turned on. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to unused rooms is smart and it sounds like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often makes your system to work too hard and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and cause a disparity in the comfort of your home.

By following these simple tips and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should run effortlessly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t set up your furnace service yet for this year, give our specialists at Rescue Heating & Air in Alice a call at 361-265-4371.

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