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 see we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any failures or issues for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are some easy checks that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and reduce the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as simple as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to miss the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are A-OK, ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to adjust this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to alter your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan moving 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 usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dust 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 foul, burnt smell when starting up. Swapping your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace working well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to unused rooms is smart and it sounds like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and cause an imbalance in the comfort of your home. By following these straightforward pieces of advice and keeping up with your scheduled 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 specialists at Twin Air LLC in Manassas a call at 703-754-1062 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.