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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 make sure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any breakdowns or issues for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a couple of easy inspections that you can make 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 straightforward as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are A-OK, make sure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to switch 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 keep in mind if you do this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that gather on your filter. This can cause your furnace to work too hard and can even discharge a gross, burnt smell when kicking on. Replacing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace running well.

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

By observing these easy tips and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should run easily and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our professionals at Scott Temperature in Lawrence a call at 785-843-2244 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.