Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

January 27, 2016

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always rely on our furnace in the winter, whether we see we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any breakdowns or trouble for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. On top of these regular tune-ups, there are a few easy checks that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and reduce the probability 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 generally give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to overlook the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are fine, ensure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to adjust this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” rather than “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 dust and particles that gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even emit a funny, burnt smell when starting up. Swapping your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace working well.

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

By adhering to these simple tips and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should run effortlessly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville a call at 662-269-8716.