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 know we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any halts or trouble for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. In addition to these regular tune-ups, there are a few easy inspections 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 straightforward as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to miss the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are A-OK, ensure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to switch 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” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to work too hard and can even discharge a funny, burnt smell when kicking on. Changing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace working well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to vacant rooms is crafty and it seems like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and cause a disparity in the comfort of your home. By observing these straightforward pieces of advice and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should run smoothly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill a call at 803-980-4328 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.