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 recognize that we are or not. To make sure that your furnace doesn’t catch you off guard you with any breakdowns or trouble for the rest of the winter, see that you are up to date with annual furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a couple of straightforward 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 plain as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will generally give you a month’s warning before the battery dies, it’s easy to ignore the beep or light signal. If you examine and your batteries are A-OK, double check that your thermostat is set to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to switch this setting during the changing of the seasons, and you never know who’s been touching your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to adjust your fan setting to “on” as opposed to “auto.” This will keep your fan moving air, even if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you do 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 collect on your filter. This can force your furnace to overwork and can even emit a gross, burnt smell when starting up. Changing 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 sounds like it would save you money. But sealing 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 interior, uninsulated walls and generate an imbalance in the comfort of your home. By adhering to these straightforward tips and keeping up with your scheduled furnace service, your furnace should function effortlessly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t booked your furnace service yet for this year, give our specialists at 1st Choice Service Group Inc in Asheville a call at 828-551-2913 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.