Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always rely on our furnace in the winter, whether we recognize that we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any breakdowns or issues for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. On top of these regular tune-ups, there are a few easy tests that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and reduce the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  • Checking your thermostat – your furnace trouble could be as straightforward as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s not hard to ignore the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are fine, double check that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to change this setting during the changing of the seasons, and you never know who’s been touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to alter your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, even if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you do this switch, you must also remember to…

  • Change your air filters – furnace failures are typically caused by dirty filters– from the dust and particles that collect on your filter. This can force your furnace to work too hard and can even give off a gross, burnt smell when kicking on. Swapping your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace operating well.

  • Keeping your air vents open – many people think that sealing vents to vacant rooms is wise and it sounds like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often forces your system to overwork and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and create an imbalance in the comfort of your home.

By observing these easy tips and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should run smoothly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring a call at 417-739-4606 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.