Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always depend on our furnace in the winter, whether we see we are or not. To guarantee that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any halts or trouble for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. On top of these regular tune-ups, there are some straightforward tests that you can make yourself on your furnace system and reduce the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as plain as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s easy to overlook the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are fine, double check that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget 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” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling 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 usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even discharge a foul, burnt smell when kicking on. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well.

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

By observing these easy tricks 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 specialists at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in South Beloit and Belvidere a call at 877-389-2465.

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