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 see we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any halts or issues for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. Along with these annual tune-ups, there are a couple of straightforward tests that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and lower the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as plain as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s not hard to overlook the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are good, double check that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to change this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, even if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you do 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 gather on your filter. This can cause your furnace to work too hard and can even emit a foul, burnt smell when starting up. Changing your furnace filters are the most painless way keep your furnace working well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to vacant rooms is wise and it seems like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often makes your system to work harder and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and generate a disparity in the comfort of your home. By following these straightforward tips and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should function smoothly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our experts at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington a call at 812-332-9100 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.