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 ensure that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any halts or issues for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are some easy inspections that you can make yourself on your furnace system and lower the possibilities of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as simple as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to ignore 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 remember to adjust this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been altering your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” instead of “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, even if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace troubles are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even discharge a gross, burnt smell when turned on. Replacing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace running well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that closing vents to empty rooms is crafty and it seems like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often makes your system to work too hard and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and generate unevenness in the comfort of your home. By adhering to these simple tricks and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should operate effortlessly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our professionals at Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville a call at 903-883-2829 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.