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 know we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any halts or trouble for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. In addition to these regular tune-ups, there are a few simple checks that you can make yourself on your furnace system and decrease the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as plain as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s not hard to miss the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are good, double check that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember 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 adjust your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you do this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that gather on your filter. This can cause your furnace to overwork and can even discharge a foul, burnt smell when turned on. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace operating well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to empty rooms is crafty and it seems like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often pushes your system to work too hard and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and generate unevenness in the comfort of your home. By observing these easy tips and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should function easily and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t booked your furnace service yet for this year, give our experts at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area a call at 816-286-7258 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.