Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter01/27/2016Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter We always trust our furnace in the winter, whether we know we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any halts or trouble for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. Along with these routine tune-ups, there are some easy checks that you can do yourself on your furnace system and reduce the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as straightforward as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to ignore the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are A-OK, make sure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to change this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to alter your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, even if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace failures are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that collect on your filter. This can push your furnace to work too hard and can even emit a funny, burnt smell when starting up. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to vacant rooms is smart and it appears 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 leak into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and create an imbalance in the comfort of your home. By following these simple pieces of advice and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should operate smoothly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t set up your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our specialists at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley a call at 801-969-7088 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.