Winter officially begins in just a few short weeks. Is your furnace ready to handle the colder weather? Here are some helpful tips that will help you enjoy a cozy, warm home all winter long.
#1: Clean or replace air filters.
When was the last time you looked at your air filters? If it’s been a while, it’s probably really dirty. Dirty filters that are clogged with dust, debris, and dirt make your furnace run harder than necessary. This will drive up your energy bills for no reason! Clean or replace your filters every one to two months to ensure the system runs at peak efficiency.
#2: Check your inside air vents.
When you vacuum your home, check your air vents. Clean them out with the vacuum cleaner, and make sure there are no blockages. Also make sure that there is no furniture or other objects that are hindering the flow of the vent. This helps you maintain a comfortable temperature throughout your home.
#3: Check the thermostat.
If you have a battery-operated thermostat, make sure the batteries are replaced so you can avoid a disruption in winter comfort. If your thermostat is older, consider replacing it with a programmable thermostat. These allow you to keep your thermostat set to the most efficient setting all season long, no matter where you’re at. Program it while you’re away from home to ensure your home is at the exact temperature you want it when you return. Programmable thermostats can save a significant amount of energy every year, which translates to more money in your pocket.
#4: Schedule your preventative maintenance checkup.
If you didn’t already have your furnace tune-up completed during the autumn, now is the time to schedule your appointment. During a furnace tune-up, our experienced Climate Control technicians will inspect the heating system to look for any signs of wear and tear that may need to be addressed. We will look at the internal components, clean or replace air filters, run an energy efficiency check, and then discuss any repairs or updates that need to be made. Tune-ups help optimize the furnace for maximum efficiency, and it will give you the peace of mind you need knowing the system won’t break down in the middle of a cold winter day.
Let our team at Climate Control help you with your furnace maintenance this winter! Whether it’s a tune-up, a thermostat installation, or a complete furnace replacement, we have the experience that you can trust. Contact us today!