Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

January 27, 2016

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always trust our furnace in the winter, whether we see we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any failures or problems for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. Along with these annual tune-ups, there are a few easy checks that you can do yourself on your furnace system and decrease the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as simple as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s easy to miss the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are fine, make sure that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to adjust this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to alter your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, despite if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace troubles are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that collect on your filter. This can cause your furnace to overwork and can even give off a funny, burnt smell when turned on. Replacing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace working well.

  3. 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 forces your system to overwork and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and create an imbalance in the comfort of your home.

By observing these simple pieces of advice and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should function effortlessly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at Cool Power LLC in Ronkonkoma a call at 631-246-4029.