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 catch you off guard you with any failures or issues for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. In addition to these routine tune-ups, there are some straightforward inspections that you can make yourself on your furnace system and reduce the chances 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, ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to change this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, despite if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you do 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 gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even give off a gross, burnt smell when turned on. Replacing 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 empty rooms is smart and it seems like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often forces your system to work harder and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and cause a disparity in the comfort of your home. By observing these easy tricks and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should function easily and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t set up your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our specialists at Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Humble a call at 832-777-1521 or easily set up an appointment with us online.