Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

January 27, 2016

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always rely on our furnace in the winter, whether we recognize that we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any breakdowns or problems for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. On top of these regular tune-ups, there are a couple of straightforward inspections that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and decrease the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as simple as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s not hard to miss the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are A-OK, double check that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to adjust this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been messing with your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing 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 failures are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to work too hard and can even emit a gross, burnt smell when turned on. Swapping your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace operating well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to unused rooms is crafty and it appears like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often makes your system to work harder and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and cause a disparity in the comfort of your home.

By following these straightforward tricks and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should operate effortlessly and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t booked your furnace service yet for this year, give our professionals at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton a call at 513-268-5164.