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 catch you off guard you with any breakdowns or issues for the rest of the winter, inspect that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. On top of these routine tune-ups, there are some simple checks that you can do yourself on your furnace system and lower the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as straightforward as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to ignore the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are A-OK, make sure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to change this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been messing with your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan moving 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 breakdowns are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that gather on your filter. This can push your furnace to work too hard 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 sealing vents to vacant rooms is crafty and it sounds like it would save you money. But closing off vents often forces your system to overwork and can cause injury 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 observing these simple tricks and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should run smoothly and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace service yet for this year, give our professionals at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Denver a call at 303-452-4146 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.