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 shock you with any failures or issues for the rest of the winter, check that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. Along with these annual tune-ups, there are a few easy tests that you can complete yourself on your furnace system and reduce 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 warning before the battery dies, it’s easy to ignore the beep or light signal. If you look and your batteries are fine, make sure that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall 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 alter your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan propelling air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you do this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace troubles are most often caused by dirty filters-- from the dirt and particles that accumulate on your filter. This can cause your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even discharge a foul, burnt smell when turned on. Swapping 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 smart and it sounds like it would save you money. But closing off vents often pushes your system to work harder and can cause injury on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and generate a disparity in the comfort of your home. By adhering to these easy tips and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should operate smoothly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our specialists at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating in Saint Louis a call at 314-961-0875 or easily schedule an appointment with us online.