Summer flew by, and Winter is right around the corner. As much as we love a good fireplace and smores for our cold winter nights. We need our furnace to be ready to keep us warm during the winter.
Some steps you can take to be ready for the winter are:
1. Replace your air filters.
In fact you should be replacing your air filters every month, but we know life happens, we get busy and sometimes forget this important task. When the season starts to change, replace your air filter as well that way your furnace is in full effect ready for Winter.
2. Get your ducts in a row.
Debris and holes in your duct-work can harm your heating unit slowly. Fall is the perfect time to schedule maintenance with a trusted HVAC contractor to ensure your ducts are ready.
3. Make sure you have clean vents.
Like everything in your home over the time vents also accumulate dirt which can clog the openings and cause heating issues. Fortunately this part wont cost you, removing and cleaning the vents with a wet cloth will do the job.
4. Test your Furnace
Don’t let the cold surprise you. Test your Furnace by the fall to make sure your furnace is heating properly, be on the lookout for any unusual noises.
A brief inspection of your furnace today could keep your system running worry-free throughout the winter, especially older units. A qualified technician can help you do a more thorough inspection to avoid a system failure in the coldest months of the year. Winter is just around the corner, so be sure to get a professional’s opinion before you’re caught in a snowstorm.