As temperatures begin to cool, and the smell of fall is in the air, now is the time to think about getting your furnace ready to crank out the energy efficient heat. You certainly don’t want a furnace breakdown in the middle of winter, and suffer the cold temperatures while you are waiting to have your furnace repaired and heating again. A furnace that is clean and adjusted properly will save you money and time, not to mention, produce high efficient heat.
Here are some things you can do to get your furnace ready for the winter months:
- Replace your air filter – This is easy and simple to do. It is also a good idea to have a couple of spare air filters on hand to replace during the winter months. Depending on your heating system, you should replace your filters on a regular basis.
- Check your air vents – Check all your air vents, both the air vents where the air comes out, as well as your cold air return vents. Make sure that they are free from debris, or are not blocked or restricted. It is also a good idea to pull the vent off and clean out any items that may have fallen down in the vent.
- Vacuum around furnace – clean and vacuum any dirt or dust build up around the furnace.
- Carbon Monoxide detectors – Check all your Carbon Monoxide detectors. Test them to make sure they are working. Replace the batteries, even if you think they are okay. Make sure you have detectors for all sleeping areas of your home.
- Furnace motor belts – Open the compartment where your furnace motor is and visually check the belt from the motor to the fan, and look for any frayed ends. Have it replaced if it is showing any signs of wear.
It is always a good idea to call a heating specialist to come out and do an in-depth inspection of your furnace. They can check for leaks or cracks that could make your furnace unsafe for operation. iRepair Heating and Air can come out the same day and make sure your furnace is ready for safe operation. Give them a call today.