Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter
We always trust our furnace in the winter, whether we recognize that we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any halts or problems for the rest of the winter, inspect that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. Along with these routine tune-ups, there are a few easy inspections that you can make yourself on your furnace system and reduce the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:
- Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as plain as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to overlook the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are fine, double check that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to change this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, despite if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you make this switch, you must also remember to…
- Change your air filters - furnace failures are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that collect on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even give off a funny, burnt smell when turned on. Swapping your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace running well.
- Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to unused rooms is wise and it sounds like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often forces your system to work harder and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and create a disparity in the comfort of your home.
By observing these easy tips and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should run smoothly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t set up 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.