The leaves may be falling now, but winter is just around the corner. Don’t wait until cold weather arrives to make sure your heating system can take on the chill! Properly preparing your heating system for winter requires only a few hours of your time and guarantees you and your family’s comfort during the colder months. No one wants to have their furnace breakdown in the middle of winter! Check out this helpful checklist to ensuring your furnace runs smoothly and efficiently throughout the entire snowy season.
Replace Your Furnace Filter
Replace the air filter in your furnace each month during winter. If you haven’t looked at it in a while, your filter is probably full of debris since the last time you’ve replaced it. A dirty filter can cause your furnace to work harder than it has to, and decrease airflow, making it to use more energy and shortening the lifespan of your furnace. Now is also the time to service your humidifier by changing the water filter.
Check Your Vents and Ductwork
Be sure your supply and return vents are free and clear while also being sure they are not blocked with furniture or clothes. The air must circulate through the rooms to heat them properly.
Air leaking from your basement or attic ductwork is air that should be traveling to your rooms! Thoroughly check your ducts and their connections to make sure they are secure, and seal air leaks properly before you turn on your furnace for the winter.
Schedule a Maintenance Call
Having your furnace thoroughly cleaned and inspected by one of our experienced HVAC professionals at Air Group LLC before the start of the winter can make sure that your unit will run at its most efficient and will fix any potential problems before they grow into bigger concerns.
Need Your Furnace Inspected?
If you haven’t had your furnace inspected yet, don’t wait! Contact the experts at Air Group. We are certified HVAC experts with more than 50 years of experience. Click here to schedule an appointment or call us at 1-800-545-1020.