6 tips to help get your furnace ready for the winter

Now is the time to look at preparing your furnace for the winter months. Easy fall maintenances can help the furnace, ductwork, and other HVAC components to run efficiently. Having an efficient system can help save you money on monthly energy bills. This can also help to keep your home warm in the upcoming months. By having your furnace inspected now, you can help to avoid an unexpected breakdown this winter. Between visits, also make sure you inspect the air filters regularly to make sure they are clean. If you hear or notice anything that is out of the norm with your heating system, make sure to call us as soon as possible. This way we can inspect it over for what the issue may be, and can repair it so you can have a warm and comfortable home again.

The Air Filters are the most important part

Make sure to clean the air filters regularly to help ensure they are at the maximum efficiency possible. A clean air filter can also help provide the best indoor air quality available. In the winter, when opening the windows will be seldom, it is important to keep up with inspecting the air filters. This way you will not have to breathe in dust, dirt, and other contaminants all winter long. Some air filters require being replaced after so long. If you are unsure of when this should be, we can help advise you on a schedule.

Make sure to have scheduled maintenances done

By having your heating system maintained regularly, you could help keep the system running smoothly, year-round. It is recommended you perform routine maintenance on the furnace and all other components at least once a year. You can also inspect the heating system on a regular basis to make sure it is still running effectively.

Ways to increase your home’s efficiency

You can find out where you can help increase your homes energy efficiency in the winter. Check for any cracks or gaps with the windows or doors. You may need to seal them or add insulation. Anytime there is a draft, you are producing more heat than you probably need to.

Set the thermostat for an ideal temperature

Set the thermostat for a low and comfortable temperature in the winter. Installing a programmable thermostat can help you to regulate the temperature in the home, based on your schedule. That way you can save on monthly energy costs.

Make sure fireplaces are inspected

If your home has a fireplace, make sure to have them inspected by a professional. This also includes fireplaces that are not being used, or are not equipped to work currently. You will want to make sure that you will not lose heat this winter. This is usually caused by heat that goes up the chimney.

Clear away any debris

Make sure to clear any plants, leaves, or debris away from the condenser of the air conditioner unit or heat pump. This can help prevent any build-ups and clogging of the system. Clearing away the debris from the air conditioner unit can help keep it in good condition for next spring.