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 surprise you with any failures or issues for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a couple of easy checks 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 problems could be as simple 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 ignore the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are fine, ensure that your thermostat is positioned 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” 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 most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dust 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 easiest way keep your furnace running 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 sealing off vents often makes 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 winter long. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at Scott Temperature in Lawrence a call at 785-269-0465.

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