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 guarantee that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any breakdowns or issues for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. On top of these regular tune-ups, there are a couple of easy tests that you can do yourself on your furnace system and decrease the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as simple as worn-out 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 look and your batteries are A-OK, double check that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to switch this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, even if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace troubles are typically caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that collect on your filter. This can cause your furnace to overwork 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 shutting vents to empty rooms is smart and it sounds like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often forces your system to work harder and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and generate unevenness in the comfort of your home. By observing these easy tricks and keeping up with your reserved 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount a call at 540-483-5605 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.