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 surprise you with any failures or trouble for the rest of the winter, inspect that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. Along with these routine tune-ups, there are some simple tests 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 issues could be as straightforward as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are good, ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to adjust 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” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you make this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that collect on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even give off a foul, burnt smell when kicking on. Replacing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace operating 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 sealing off vents often makes your system to work too hard and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and cause unevenness in the comfort of your home.

By adhering to these straightforward tips and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should function easily and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at Northern Comfort Inc in Mankato area a call at 507-387-6596.

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