Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter01/27/2016Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter We always rely on our furnace in the winter, whether we see we are or not. To make sure 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 regular furnace maintenance. Along with these annual tune-ups, there are a few easy tests that you can make yourself on your furnace system and reduce the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as plain as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are good, make sure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to change 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” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, despite if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you make this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace failures are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can force your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even give off a gross, burnt smell when turned on. Replacing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to empty rooms is smart and it sounds like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often pushes your system to overwork and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and cause unevenness in the comfort of your home. By adhering to these easy tips and keeping up with your reserved 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 experts at Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge a call at 631-360-2665 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.