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 know we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any breakdowns or problems for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. Along with these routine tune-ups, there are a few straightforward tests that you can make yourself on your furnace system and lower the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as straightforward as exhausted 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 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 not recall to change 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 alter your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, despite if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace failures are most often 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 kicking on. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace running well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to empty rooms is smart and it seems like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and create an imbalance in the comfort of your home. By adhering to these straightforward pieces of advice and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should run smoothly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t booked your furnace service yet for this year, give our experts at Craig's Heating & Cooling in Bountiful a call at 801-295-3357 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.