Getting your furnace ready for winter is no easy task. Before any winter season, you will need to ensure that your furnace is functional, energy-efficient, and safe to use. You will not want to turn on the furnace during that first cold day only to discover that it isn’t working. It is important to note that during the warmer months, many things happen that can affect your furnace.
Tips on How to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter
- Schedule to Clean Your Furnace Early Before the Winter Months: If you wait until it gets cold you may have a couple of issues. First, your heater may not even turn on properly, second, everyone else in Lakewood, Colorado and surrounding areas will be calling Lakewood Plumbing to get their furnace turned on…making for days out appointments.
- Change Your Furnace Filter: Before the winter period, please ensure that you check the condition of your furnace’s filter. You can consider changing the filter before the winter period begins. This will ensure that your furnace will function efficiently come winter.
- Switch Your Furnace Thermostat From Cooling to Heating: When doing furnace troubleshooting, you will need to confirm if your furnace thermostat is in good condition. You can confirm this by switching your furnace thermostat from cooling to heating.
- Make Sure That the Furnace’s Burners are Free of Dust and Debris: Usually, dust and debris can accumulate on the furnace’s burners during the summer. Therefore, you should consider cleaning the burners before the winter period starts. When cleaning the burners, take note of any signs of misalignment and rust.
- Make Sure the Thermostat is Functioning Correctly: A thermostat determines the efficiency of your furnace system. Therefore, if the thermostat is not working properly, then the heating system may not be working efficiently. To check if the thermostat is working efficiently, turn on your furnace thermostat and monitor how it responds. It should always start without any problem. In case you have a manually-operated old thermostat, you should consider updating it. Set back thermostat allows you to completely control the room temperature of your home; therefore, they are the best choice. In addition, the set-back thermostat can be turned down automatically when you are away or are asleep. You will save a lot of money by using this type of thermostat.
Schedule your Fall Furnace Tune up and get your furnace ready for winter, before it gets here.