Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter01/27/2016Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter We always depend 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 breakdowns or trouble for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. In addition to these routine tune-ups, there are some easy 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 issues could be as plain as drained batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s not hard to ignore the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are fine, make sure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not remember to switch this setting during the changing of the seasons, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you make 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 collect on your filter. This can cause your furnace to overwork and can even discharge a foul, burnt smell when turned on. Changing 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 vacant rooms is wise and it seems like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to work too hard and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will leak into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and cause an imbalance in the comfort of your home. By observing these simple pieces of advice and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should run easily and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t set up your furnace service yet for this year, give our experts at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC in Vancouver a call at 360-571-5100 or easily set up an appointment with us online.