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 see we are or not. To guarantee that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any breakdowns or issues for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. On top of these regular tune-ups, there are a few easy tests that you can do yourself on your furnace system and decrease the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as straightforward as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s easy to ignore the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are A-OK, double check that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to adjust this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been messing with your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to alter your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you make this switch, you must also remember to… 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 emit a gross, burnt smell when turned on. Changing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace working well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to vacant rooms is wise and it seems like it would save you money. But closing off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and generate an imbalance in the comfort of your home. By adhering to these easy pieces of advice and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should function effortlessly and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our professionals at Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester a call at 859-745-1564 or easily set up an appointment with us online.