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 make sure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any halts or trouble for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. Along with these routine tune-ups, there are a couple of straightforward checks that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and lower the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as plain as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are A-OK, ensure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to switch 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 adjust your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you do this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace failures are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that collect on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even give off a foul, burnt smell when starting up. Replacing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace running well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to vacant rooms is crafty and it seems 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 leak into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and generate an imbalance in the comfort of your home.

By following these straightforward pieces of advice and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should run smoothly and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t set up your furnace service yet for this year, give our experts at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker a call at 770-450-1539.

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