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 recognize that we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t surprise 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 decrease 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 positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to switch this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been messing with 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…

  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 funny, burnt smell when kicking on. Replacing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace running well.

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

By following these simple tips and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should run smoothly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our professionals at Air Quality Solutions in Grove City a call at 614-871-4144.

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