Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter01/27/2016Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter We always trust our furnace in the winter, whether we recognize that we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any halts or trouble for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. Along with these annual tune-ups, there are a few straightforward checks that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and decrease the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as straightforward as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to miss the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are A-OK, make sure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to switch this setting during the changing of the seasons, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to alter your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, despite if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you do this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace troubles are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that collect on your filter. This can cause your furnace to work too hard and can even emit a foul, burnt smell when starting up. Swapping your furnace filters are the most painless way keep your furnace working well. 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 overwork and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and generate 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 run smoothly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t set up your furnace service yet for this year, give our experts at Air Solutions, Inc in Groves a call at 409-962-2476 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.