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 make sure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any failures or trouble for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. In addition to these regular 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: Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as straightforward as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s easy to miss 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 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” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you do this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace troubles are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to work too hard and can even discharge a gross, burnt smell when turned 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 sounds like it would save you money. But closing off vents often forces 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 generate a disparity in the comfort of your home. By adhering to these straightforward tips and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should run effortlessly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t set up your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene a call at 325-692-5850 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.