Winter is nearing, and that means that it’s time to get your furnace ready. It’s best to be prepared so that you’re not taken by surprise when the cold weather comes around. Here are some furnace maintenance tips on preparing your furnace for the winter.
Clear the Chimney
There is likely to be debris, bird nests, fallen branches, leaves, and more in the chimney. Make sure that it is clear and ready to use.
Replace the Filters
The filters need to be replaced before the furnace is used again. You should change the filters around every three months during the winter, so it is a good idea to stock up on filters now.
Clean the Burners
The burners may be dusty, dirty, and even rusty. You want to clean it and check that it is in good order.
Unblock the Vents
If you rearranged the furniture during the summer in a way that is blocking the heating vents, you need to move that furniture away. Failure to do so will cause the furnace to overheat.
Oil the Motor
Before using the furnace again, it is a good idea to oil the blower. This will help everything run smoothly.
Schedule an Inspection
Before you heat up your fireplace, it is best to call an HVAC professional to do an inspection. The HVAC person will thoroughly inspect your furnace and its associated parts to make sure that there are no cracks or other issues that will cause problems. They will also be able to clean everything up and fully prepare it for use again. It is the only way to be really sure that you will be safe when using the furnace.
To schedule an inspection, contact us today.