Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

January 27, 2016

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always depend on our furnace in the winter, whether we recognize that we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any halts or problems for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. On top of these routine tune-ups, there are some easy checks 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 problems could be as simple as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s easy to ignore the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are good, ensure that your thermostat is positioned 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 messing with your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to alter your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, even 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 dust and particles that collect on your filter. This can cause your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even discharge a foul, burnt smell when starting up. 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 sealing vents to vacant rooms is wise and it seems like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and generate unevenness in the comfort of your home.

By following these simple tips and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should run smoothly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t booked your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our experts at Bell Air Conditioning Inc in Temple/Belton a call at 254-307-9572.