Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always rely on our furnace in the winter, whether we see we are or not. To guarantee 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. Along with these regular tune-ups, there are a couple of simple checks that you can make yourself on your furnace system and reduce the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as simple as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s easy to miss 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 switch 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 change your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, despite if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you do this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace failures are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can cause your furnace to overwork and can even emit a funny, burnt smell when starting up. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace running well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to vacant rooms is wise and it appears like it would save you money. But closing off vents often makes your system to work too hard and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and cause unevenness in the comfort of your home.

By observing 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 scheduled your furnace service yet for this year, give our professionals at The Frazier Company in Omaha a call at 402-896-5900.

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