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 recognize that we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any halts or trouble for the rest of the winter, inspect that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. Along with these annual tune-ups, there are a few simple checks that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and decrease the possibilities 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 usually give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are A-OK, make sure that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to switch this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been altering 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, regardless if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you do this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace troubles are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can push your furnace to work too hard and can even emit a foul, burnt smell when starting up. Replacing your furnace filters are the easiest 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 closing off vents often makes your system to work too hard and can cause distress 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 adhering to these easy tricks 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 maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at D & D Heating & AC in Brighton a call at 720-316-1401.

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