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 surprise you with any halts or issues for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. On top of these routine tune-ups, there are some easy checks 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 straightforward as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to overlook the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are A-OK, double check that your thermostat is set 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 touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, despite if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you make this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace troubles are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that gather on your filter. This can cause your furnace to overwork and can even give off a gross, burnt smell when turned on. Replacing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to vacant rooms is crafty and it appears like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and generate an imbalance in the comfort of your home.

By observing these simple pieces of advice and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should function effortlessly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t set up your furnace service yet for this year, give our professionals at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville a call at 256-801-4701.

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