The leaves are changing color and the weather is getting cooler – it’s officially fall! As we prepare for winter, there are a few things you should do to get your home ready for the cooler temperatures. One of the most important things is making sure your furnace is in good shape. Davis Heating & Cooling is one of Flemington’s top providers of furnace repairs and other residential HVAC services. Read on to learn more about the steps you can take to prepare your furnace for winter, and contact us today to book an appointment!
Clear Space Around Your Furnace
If your furnace room has doubled as a storage area since last winter, you’re going to want to clear the space around your equipment before you start it up. Your furnace needs adequate airflow to work properly, so make sure there’s nothing blocking the vents or grilles. This includes furniture, boxes, and other items that might have been stored in front of or around your furnace.
Replace Your Furnace Filter
One of the most important things you can do to get your furnace ready for winter is to replace the filter regularly. A dirty furnace filter will restrict airflow, causing your furnace to work harder and use more energy. Depending on the type of filter you have, you should replace it every one to three months. If you aren’t sure how to do this yourself and you want to make sure you get the right type of filters for your equipment, schedule an appointment with Davis Heating & Cooling today!
Inspect Outdoor Exhaust Flues
If your furnace has an exhaust flue that goes through an exterior wall, it’s important to inspect it before you start using your furnace for the season. Exhaust flues are responsible for expelling harmful gasses and fumes from your HVAC system, and any damage or obstructions can cause dangerous fumes to enter your home. Look for any cracks or gaps in the flue and make sure there’s no debris blocking it. This is also a good time to check the seal around the vent pipe to make sure it’s tight and not leaking.
Schedule a Furnace Maintenance Appointment
Just like your car, your furnace needs regular maintenance to ensure it’s running efficiently and safely. Schedule a furnace maintenance appointment with Davis Heating & Cooling to have one of our certified technicians inspect, repair, and clean your furnace. This is the best way to prepare your furnace for the winter, prevent any issues from arising during periods of heavy usage, and catch small problems before they become big ones. Contact us today to book an appointment!