Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter01/27/2016Simple 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 catch you off guard you with any halts or problems for the rest of the winter, inspect that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. Along with these regular tune-ups, there are a few simple inspections that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and lower the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as plain as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to overlook the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are fine, double check that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall 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 alter your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, even if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you do this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace failures are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that collect on your filter. This can push your furnace to work too hard and can even discharge a gross, burnt smell when kicking on. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to vacant rooms is smart and it appears like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to work too hard and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and cause unevenness in the comfort of your home. By observing these simple tricks and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should operate easily and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t set up your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our professionals at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin a call at 636-206-4250 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.