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 recognize that we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any halts or problems for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. On top of these routine tune-ups, there are a few easy inspections that you can make yourself on your furnace system and lower the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as simple as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s easy to ignore the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are good, make sure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to adjust this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been messing with your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, despite if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you make this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace troubles are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that collect on your filter. This can force your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even emit a gross, burnt smell when starting up. Swapping your furnace filters are the most painless way keep your furnace working well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to empty rooms is wise and it seems like it would save you money. But shutting 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 cause a disparity in the comfort of your home.

By following these simple tips and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should run easily and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t booked your furnace service yet for this year, give our professionals at Innovative Mechanical, LLC in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas a call at 770-726-7407.

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