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 make sure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any breakdowns or trouble for the rest of the winter, inspect that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. On top of these regular tune-ups, there are a couple of easy checks that you can do yourself on your furnace system and decrease the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems 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 difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are A-OK, ensure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember 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 change your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you do this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that collect on your filter. This can cause your furnace to overwork and can even give off a foul, 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 sealing vents to vacant rooms is crafty and it sounds like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often forces your system to work too hard and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and generate a disparity in the comfort of your home.

By adhering to these simple tips and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should run smoothly and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust a call at 704-485-5506 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.

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