Before you know it, cooler temperatures will be here. Is your furnace ready for the heating season? Find out what you should do to prepare your furnace for winter so that you’ll have reliable heat in colder weather.
Replace Your Furnace Filter
Put a new HVAC filter in your heating system before winter arrives. Your current filter is most likely covered in debris, such as dust and dander, especially if you have pets. This can restrict airflow and result in more wear and tear on your furnace. A new HVAC filter allows air to flow smoothly through your heating system, leading to lower energy usage and lower heating costs.
Replace Thermostat Batteries
If you have a thermostat that runs on batteries, put in new ones. This helps ensure that your furnace will kick on when your home is cold enough. When your thermostat has dead batteries, your heating system won’t turn on when it’s supposed to.
Check Your Thermostat Settings
If you have a programmable thermostat, check the settings on it before heating season starts. Make adjustments as needed, such as lowering the temperature at certain times to help save on heating costs and make your furnace ready.
Clear Space Around Your Furnace
Make sure your furnace doesn’t have any piles of clutter or other items near it. Your furnace should have clear space on all sides. This helps ensure you have your furnace ready and that it can run safely without any issues. Keeping clearance around your heating system also makes it easier for technicians to reach it if it needs repairs or maintenance.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
Set up an HVAC maintenance visit for your furnace before you begin using it. HVAC technicians can check its components to make sure it’s ready to run as safely as possible this winter. This includes looking for cracks or other damage, making repairs, cleaning parts, and tightening components as needed.
If you need help getting your furnace ready for winter, please contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Our experienced technicians in Yuma can provide you with preventative maintenance to keep your furnace in good working condition.