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 see we are or not. To guarantee that your furnace doesn’t shock you with any breakdowns or problems for the rest of the winter, inspect that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. In addition to these annual tune-ups, there are a few straightforward tests that you can do yourself on your furnace system and reduce the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as plain as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to miss the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are good, double check that your thermostat is positioned 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 adjust your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, even if your furnace is heating. But keep 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 dirt and particles that collect on your filter. This can cause your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even give off a foul, burnt smell when turned on. Replacing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace operating well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to empty rooms is smart and it appears like it would save you money. But shutting off vents often pushes your system to work too hard and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and create unevenness in the comfort of your home. By observing these straightforward tips and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should operate easily and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t booked your furnace tune-up yet for this year, give our experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop a call at 760-784-9034 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.