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 catch you off guard you with any breakdowns or issues for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. Along with these regular tune-ups, there are some straightforward inspections that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and reduce the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as straightforward as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to miss the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are fine, ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to adjust 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 moving air, despite if your furnace is heating. But take into account if you complete this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even give off a gross, burnt smell when kicking on. Changing your furnace filters are the most painless way keep your furnace running well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to empty rooms is smart and it sounds like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to work too hard and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and cause an imbalance in the comfort of your home. By adhering to these simple tips and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should run effortlessly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace service yet for this year, give our experts at Central Air Inc in Portland Metro a call at 503-656-1908 or easily set up an appointment with us online.