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 know 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 routine furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a couple of easy inspections that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and decrease the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as straightforward as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s easy to ignore the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are fine, ensure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to switch 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” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace failures are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that collect on your filter. This can force your furnace to work too hard and can even give off a funny, burnt smell when starting up. Changing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to unused rooms is crafty and it seems like it would save you money. But closing off vents often makes your system to work harder and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and generate an imbalance in the comfort of your home. By following these easy pieces of advice and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should run smoothly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t set up your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our specialists at Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco a call at 925-689-7017 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.