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 guarantee that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any breakdowns or trouble for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. In addition to these regular tune-ups, there are some easy tests that you can make yourself on your furnace system and decrease the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as simple as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to miss the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are good, make sure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to change 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” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, even if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you do 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 gather on your filter. This can push your furnace to overwork and can even discharge a funny, burnt smell when turned on. Replacing your furnace filters are the most painless way keep your furnace running well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to empty rooms is smart and it appears like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often forces your system to overwork and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and cause unevenness in the comfort of your home.

By observing these straightforward tricks and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should operate smoothly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t booked your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our experts at Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City a call at 775-230-7628.

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