Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple 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 annual furnace maintenance. Along with these regular tune-ups, there are some simple checks that you can make yourself on your furnace system and decrease the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems 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, ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember 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 change your fan setting to “on” rather than “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…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that gather on your filter. This can push your furnace to work too hard and can even give off a gross, burnt smell when starting up. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to vacant rooms is wise and it appears like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and cause an imbalance in the comfort of your home.

By adhering to these simple pieces of advice and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should operate effortlessly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t set up your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our specialists at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City a call at 801-305-4777.

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