Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always depend on our furnace in the winter, whether we know we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any halts or problems for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. On top of these routine tune-ups, there are a couple of easy checks that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and lower the chances 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 caution before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are A-OK, double check that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to change this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can force your furnace to work too hard and can even emit a gross, 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 shutting vents to empty rooms is wise and it sounds like it would save you money. But closing off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and cause a disparity in the comfort of your home.

By following these simple pieces of advice and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should run effortlessly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our specialists at County Line Mechanical LLC in Reinholds a call at 717-216-0846.

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