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 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, see that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. Along with these regular tune-ups, there are a few straightforward checks that you can make yourself on your furnace system and reduce the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as plain as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to miss 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 not remember to change this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, even if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace troubles are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that gather on your filter. This can cause your furnace to overwork and can even discharge a funny, burnt smell when turned on. Swapping your furnace filters are the most painless way keep your furnace working well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to vacant rooms is smart and it sounds like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often forces your system to work harder and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and create an imbalance in the comfort of your home.

By observing these simple pieces of advice and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should function easily and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t booked your furnace service yet for this year, give our experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby a call at 203-734-7648.

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