Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always trust our furnace in the winter, whether we recognize that we are or not. To guarantee 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. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a couple of straightforward inspections that you can make yourself on your furnace system and reduce the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as plain as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to ignore the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are A-OK, make sure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to adjust this setting during the changing of the seasons, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that gather on your filter. This can push your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even emit a funny, burnt smell when kicking on. Swapping your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to empty rooms is wise and it appears like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often pushes your system to overwork and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and create unevenness in the comfort of your home.

By adhering to these simple tricks and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should function effortlessly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our experts at Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport a call at 570-244-2510.

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