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 make sure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any failures or problems for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. Along with these annual tune-ups, there are some straightforward inspections that you can make yourself on your furnace system and decrease the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as plain as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to overlook the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are good, make sure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to change this setting during the temperature changes, 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 blowing 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 troubles are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that collect on your filter. This can push your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even discharge a foul, burnt smell when kicking on. Swapping your furnace filters are the most painless way keep your furnace running well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to empty rooms is wise and it seems like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and create unevenness in the comfort of your home. By observing these simple tips and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should operate easily and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t booked your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our specialists at Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs a call at 719-596-6677 or easily set up an appointment with us online.