Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter
We always trust our furnace in the winter, whether we see we are or not. To guarantee that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any breakdowns or trouble for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. In addition to these regular tune-ups, there are a couple of easy checks that you can make yourself on your furnace system and lower the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:
- Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as simple as drained 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 check and your batteries are fine, double check that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to adjust this setting during the changing of the seasons, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, despite if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…
- Change your air filters - furnace troubles are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even give off a gross, burnt smell when turned on. Replacing 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 vacant rooms is smart and it appears like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to work too hard and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and generate unevenness in the comfort of your home.
By adhering to these straightforward tricks and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should operate effortlessly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t booked your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our professionals at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning in Arlington a call at 360-255-5857.