It’s much easier to make mistakes when it comes to your furnace than you may realize.    Whether you simply forget to change your furnace filter for a while, you forget to perform maintenance on your furnace, or you simply forget and block air registers with furnitures, we’ve already covered a few common mistakes homeowners make that end up leaving them calling on us – your trusted Fort Collins heating repair company. Today we’re going to cover a few more so that you can be aware of them and not make them yourself.

  1. Are you ignoring the tell-tale signs of furnace issues? When your furnace is experiencing problems, it typically has ways of telling you. It might start making loud noises, giving off strange smells or consuming much more energy than usual. Don’t make the mistake of thinking these strange symptoms will fix themselves, let us help.
  2. Don’t wait too long to call us! Speaking of calling for a furnace repair, don’t wait too long to call us for help. Furnace problems almost always get worse with time, and the longer you wait the more expensive and damaging the problem will become.
  3. Don’t set your thermostat so high! Although you might be tempted to set your thermostat to 80 degrees when it’s super cold outside, this will lead to extremely high energy bills. In addition, excessively high thermostat settings can overwork your furnace and lead to performance problems.
  4. Are you heating an empty home? There’s no reason to heat your home to your normal temperature setting when nobody is there to enjoy it. You can save a lot of energy and reduce the stress on your furnace by setting your thermostat back about 5 degrees during the hours of the day when no one is home.