Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter01/27/2016Simple 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 guarantee that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any failures or problems for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. In addition to these regular tune-ups, there are a couple of easy tests that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and decrease the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as simple as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s easy to overlook the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are fine, double check that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to change this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been messing with your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to alter your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, despite if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you do this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to work too hard and can even discharge a foul, burnt smell when turned on. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace operating well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to empty rooms is wise and it appears like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often pushes your system to work too hard and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and create unevenness in the comfort of your home. By following these straightforward tricks and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should operate smoothly and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our experts at Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville a call at 828-775-5176 or easily set up an appointment with us online.