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 surprise you with any breakdowns or trouble for the rest of the winter, inspect that you are up to date with regular furnace maintenance. On top of these annual tune-ups, there are a few easy inspections that you can do yourself on your furnace system and lower the chances of emergency furnace repair, such as: Checking your thermostat - your furnace trouble could be as plain as worn-out batteries in your thermostat. While your system will usually 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 fine, make sure that your thermostat is turned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to forget to switch 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 propelling air, regardless if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you complete this switch, you must also remember to… Change your air filters - furnace breakdowns are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that collect on your filter. This can push your furnace to overwork and can even discharge a funny, burnt smell when starting up. Replacing your furnace filters are the easiest way keep your furnace running well. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that shutting vents to unused rooms is smart and it appears like it would save you money. But closing off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause strain on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will seep into other unheated rooms through indoor, uninsulated walls and create unevenness in the comfort of your home. By observing these simple tips and keeping up with your reserved furnace service, your furnace should function effortlessly and efficiently all winter long. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry a call at 815-459-4700 or easily set up an appointment with us online.