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 ensure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any failures or trouble for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. In addition to these routine tune-ups, there are a few simple tests that you can do yourself on your furnace system and reduce the chances 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 usually give you a month’s notice 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 positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget 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” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan moving 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 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 emit a foul, burnt smell when starting up. Swapping your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace running well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to unused rooms is smart 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 interior, uninsulated walls and cause unevenness in the comfort of your home.

By following these straightforward tricks and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should function easily and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t booked your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our experts at Northern Comfort Inc in Mankato area a call at 507-307-4818.

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