Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always depend on our furnace in the winter, whether we see 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, see that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. In addition to these routine tune-ups, there are some simple inspections that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and decrease the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems 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 easy to miss the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are fine, double check that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to switch this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change 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 do this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace failures are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that collect on your filter. This can cause your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even give off a gross, burnt smell when turned on. Changing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace running well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to unused rooms is crafty and it appears like it would save you money. But closing off vents often makes your system to work too hard and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and cause an imbalance in the comfort of your home.

By adhering to these straightforward tricks and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should operate effortlessly and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park a call at 703-278-2036.

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