We may not be ready to use our furnaces all the time quite yet. But soon, the cold weather will find its way here, and we will be needing the heat on those cold nights when a cup of cocoa won’t do.
You might think your furnace is working just fine, but it’s been months since you’ve had to turn it on. Hidden problems can lurk in your system, and you must make sure your furnace is prepared if you want everything to go smoothly this winter. You might even save some money. Here’s what you should do.
Change the Filter
First, before you turn on the heat this season, be sure to change the furnace filter. The filter is not just there for your health. It’s there because, without it, your furnace could get damaged by debris flying into the system.
But if you let it get too clogged up with debris and small particles, all that dust eventually takes a toll. The clogged filter restricts airflow, forcing the furnace fan to work harder, costing you more money, and reducing comfort levels. Change the air filter now and every month.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
Changing the filter isn’t the only thing you need to do to get your furnace ready for winter. You should also schedule a professional maintenance visit with a qualified local HVAC technician. Many local technicians offer this service, in which a technician shows up to inspect and fine-tune your equipment.
There are many benefits to scheduling this service each year before the heating season. Those include:
- Better system efficiency
- Lower chance of system failure
- Improved performance
- Safety and peace of mind.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Finally, you should be sure to have carbon monoxide detectors throughout the home. Unfortunately, it is possible for carbon monoxide to leak into your home, especially if you have a gas furnace and other gas appliances. Carbon monoxide leaks take lives, so protect your home and get ready for heating season by installing within 15 feet of rooms where people sleep and testing them before you use your furnace.
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