Fall is here, and we have already had some pretty chilly nights here in the Thornton area. Before we know it, we will be cranking up our furnaces to keep the chill at bay. If you haven’t given your heating system much thought since you switched it off last spring, now is the time to check it over and make sure it’s ready for the upcoming months. Here are a few easy fall furnace maintenance
tips to help you get your heating system ready for colder weather.
FALL FURNACE MAINTENANCE
- Replace your filter. Furnace filters becoming clogged with dust, pet dander, hair, and other debris over time. The more blocked the filter is, the harder your heating system has to work to heat your home. If it’s been a while since you last replaced your furnace filter, we recommend changing it before cranking up the heat for the first time this season.
- Make sure your vents are unobstructed. If heavy drapes, furniture or miscellaneous clutter are blocking your wall or floor vents, airflow may be restricted. Make sure your vents are not blocked to ensure that your furnace can heat your home evenly.
- Check your thermostat. Older thermostats don’t always work as they should. Sometimes, they fail to correctly read the temperature or keep your furnace running as efficiently as it should. Test yours, and if you find that it is no longer working correctly, consider upgrading to an energy-efficient programmable thermostat.
- Schedule a furnace tune-up. Prevent winter breakdowns with a tune-up. When you have your furnace tuned up by Cozy Comfort your technician will thoroughly examine the system take preventative measures to make sure it is good health.
Call Cozy Comfort Today for a home heat evaluation, or for any of your repair needs. (303) 357-9807