As the temperatures start to drop, it is that time of the year where you need to prepare your home’s furnace. Before the temperatures drop too low, make sure you follow the proper steps, especially before you turn on your furnace for the first time this season.
When your furnace is prepared properly, you will save money on heating costs, but also prevent any unexpected breakdowns when you need your furnace the most.
5 Steps to Take Before You Turn on Your Furnace For The First Time This Winter:
- Clean Filters and Equipment: During a professional tune-up, your maintenance technician will clean the filters, but also all equipment. By removing build-up and debris from your coils, fans, and more, you are boosting efficiency.
- Check Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Now is the time to check your home’s carbon monoxide detectors and replace the batteries.
- Check Your Home for Leaks: Check all windows and doors to make sure they are sealed properly. Sealing your home prevents cold air from coming in, but also keeps the warm air inside.
- Look at the Thermostat: Now is the time to replace the batteries, if needed, in your thermostat. Also, check your winter settings. Do you have a program in place for when you are away or sleeping at night to save money? Make sure you have the thermostat set to heating mode so that it kicks on at the right time.
- Check the Pressure of Your Air Conditioner: One overlooked maintenance task at the end of the season is your air conditioner. You might be putting it at rest for winter, but you still want to have the pressure levels checked before doing so. This will help identify any leaks before you shut it down for winter.
Before you kick on the furnace and start warming up your house, schedule a fall tune-up with the team at Comfort Solutions HVAC in Easton, PA.
Our technicians can come out to your home and perform a full seasonal maintenance service ensuring that your air conditioner is ready to take the season off.
Request an appointment for your fall maintenance or call us at 610-438-9300 to schedule now.