Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter01/27/2016Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter We always depend on our furnace in the winter, whether we recognize that we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any halts or issues for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. On top of these routine tune-ups, there are some straightforward checks that you can do yourself on your furnace system and lower the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as plain as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you examine 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 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” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, even if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you make this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even emit a funny, burnt smell when kicking 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 unused rooms is smart and it appears like it would save you money. But closing 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 interior, uninsulated walls and create a disparity in the comfort of your home. By observing these simple tips and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should function easily and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our professionals at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield a call at 217-210-2662 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.