Furnace Tips for the Holidays

It’s a scenario played out all over the country. The house is full of guests while good cheer and gifts are flowing, but suddenly everyone’s feeling a bit chilly. If you’re faced with a furnace system failure during the holidays, use these quick tips to find a remedy.

Check Air Vents

With so much activity, it’s easy for wrapping paper, clothing, and toys to land on top of floor vents. In fact, blocked vents prevent airflow and can reduce the amount of warm air flowing through your home. When furniture is pushed in front of wall vents, the same problem can occur. Make sure to have a daily check for items that have fallen and are covering up your air registers.

Replace the Filter

A dirty filter can easily block warm air from flowing through your home. Replacing it with a clean filter can have an immediate effect on your indoor air. However, if you haven’t been keeping up with regular replacements, components may be too dirty to operate efficiently. Regular equipment maintenance by a technician with certification is essential for reliable air delivery. Johnson & Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning in Martinsburg offers maintenance services for all makes and models. Our NATE-certified technicians can clean and tune up your furnace for you.

Verify Thermostat Settings

For best results, the thermostat should be set to an agreeable temperature and turned to the auto and heat options. This allows warm air to cycle regularly through the system and into each room. If the thermostat is turned to the on option, air will blow constantly whether it’s warmed or not. If you are using a programmable thermostat, the batteries may need to be replaced. This type of thermostat can begin to malfunction as the batteries fail. Consider installing a smart thermostat to gain even more control over your home’s heating system.

At Johnson & Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re proud to be considered a dependable HVAC service company. We’re accredited and A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau. You can turn to us for complete heating/cooling installations, repairs, and maintenance services for your home. Call us today to schedule an appointment.