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 recognize that we are or not. To guarantee that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any halts or issues for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. In addition to these routine tune-ups, there are some easy inspections that you can do yourself on your furnace system and decrease the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as simple as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s not hard to miss the beep or light signal. If you look 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 switch this setting during the changing of the seasons, and you never know who’s been touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, despite if your furnace is heating. But keep in mind if you do this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace failures are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can cause your furnace to overwork and can even discharge a gross, burnt smell when turned on. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to unused rooms is smart and it sounds like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often pushes your system to work too hard and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and cause an imbalance in the comfort of your home. By following these simple pieces of advice and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should function effortlessly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our specialists at Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble a call at 281-713-8304 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.