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Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always rely on our furnace in the winter, whether we know we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any breakdowns or trouble for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. Along with these regular tune-ups, there are a couple of straightforward tests that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and reduce the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as plain 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 difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are fine, double check that your thermostat is set 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 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 moving air, despite if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace failures are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can push your furnace to overwork and can even emit a gross, burnt smell when starting up. Replacing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace operating well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to vacant rooms is smart and it appears like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often pushes your system to overwork and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and create an imbalance in the comfort of your home.

By following these easy tricks and keeping up with your reserved 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 Air Quality Solutions in Grove City a call at 614-871-4144 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.