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 depend on 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 problems for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a few straightforward tests that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and decrease the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as straightforward as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s not hard to overlook the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are fine, double check that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to adjust this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you do this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace troubles are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that collect on your filter. This can push your furnace to overwork and can even emit a funny, burnt smell when kicking on. Swapping your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace operating well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to unused rooms is wise and it seems like it would save you money. But closing off vents often forces your system to work harder and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and generate a disparity in the comfort of your home.

By following these easy tips and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should run effortlessly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace service yet for this year, give our professionals at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc in Circleville a call at 740-474-5940.