Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always trust our furnace in the winter, whether we recognize that we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any failures or trouble for the rest of the winter, inspect that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. On top of these regular tune-ups, there are a couple of easy tests that you can make yourself on your furnace system and decrease the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as simple as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to overlook the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are fine, ensure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to change 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” instead of “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 dirt and particles that collect on your filter. This can push your furnace to overwork and can even emit a foul, burnt smell when kicking on. Replacing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace operating well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to unused rooms is crafty and it appears like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often pushes 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 pieces of advice and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should run easily and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t booked your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our experts at Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle a call at 724-401-1843.

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