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 make sure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any halts or trouble for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. On top of these regular tune-ups, there are a couple of simple checks that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and decrease the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace problems 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 not difficult to miss the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are good, make sure that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to adjust this setting in between seasons, and you never know who’s been touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to alter your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, despite if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you do this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace failures are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dust and particles that gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to work too hard and can even emit a foul, burnt smell when starting up. Swapping your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace operating well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to unused rooms is wise and it sounds like it would save you money. But closing off vents often pushes your system to work too hard and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through interior, uninsulated walls and create unevenness in the comfort of your home. By adhering to these easy tips and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should function smoothly and efficiently all through the cold weather. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown a call at 302-658-2000 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.