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 make sure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any halts or issues for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. On top of these routine tune-ups, there are a few simple inspections that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and decrease the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:
- Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as plain as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s easy to overlook the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are fine, make sure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to change this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to alter your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you complete 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 accumulate on your filter. This can push your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even discharge a gross, burnt smell when kicking on. Changing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace working well.
- Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to empty rooms is smart and it sounds like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often pushes your system to work too hard and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and generate unevenness in the comfort of your home.
By following these easy tricks and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should run easily and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t booked your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our specialists at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City a call at 801-305-4777.