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 ensure that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any halts or problems for the rest of the winter, inspect that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a few easy tests that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and decrease the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems could be as plain as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s caution before the battery dies, it’s not difficult to ignore the beep or light signal. If you check 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 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 propelling air, despite if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you do 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 gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even discharge a funny, burnt smell when turned on. Replacing your furnace filters are the simplest way keep your furnace working well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to unused rooms is crafty and it seems like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often forces 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 create unevenness in the comfort of your home. By adhering to these easy pieces of advice and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should run effortlessly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t set up your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our professionals at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe a call at 913-432-3342 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.