The fall season has begun, which means that the cold and frigid winter months will be upon us very soon. Before the temperatures drop to below freezing, homeowners should make sure their homes are prepared for the cold air.
Keeping a home warm is not as easy as just turning on the heat and closing the doors and windows to keep that warm air inside. Furnace maintenance is an important step in the process of maintaining ideal home comfort during the winter months.
The first step in keeping your home warm this winter is to check all of the windows and doors. Make sure they are closed properly then make sure they are not leaking air into the house. This can keep cold air coming into the home throughout the winter and warm air during the summer, making your home heating and cooling systems running constantly.
If there are leaks coming through the windows you can add some insulation around the edges of the windows or caulk the openings. Sealing the doors will also improve your furnace maintenance operations.
The next step is to have an HVAC technician come out and check your furnace to make sure it is working properly before you turn it on for the first time. The technician will be able to repair any problems with the furnace prior to running it for the first time or will be able to install a brand new one before the winter months arrive.
Your tech will check the thermostat on the furnace maintenance to make sure it is keeping you warm when you are home and is set at a lower temperature when you are away from home. To ensure proper furnace maintenance, he or she will check the electrical connections prior to initial use this winter. The amount of electricity you will use can be increased if moving parts are not properly lubricated.
Contact us to get your furnace checked before the really cold weather sets in, and we’ll make sure that your furnace is ready and able to keep you warm this winter.