It may sound strange, but when it comes to your furnace maintenance, the earlier the better. To prepare your furnace in summer is the wise way. Extreme weather change can lead to severe discomfort or illness.
Firstly, clean the area around your furnace. Many people store junk when they are not using their furnaces. For the safety of your family and you, it would be prudent to have a clean furnace, as it will provide easier access for not only you but also furnace professionals as well.
Secondly, change your air filters regularly. Filters act as a protection from dust. Regularly changing your filters, even during the summer season, keeps your furnace functional. It also helps to circulate clean air to your home.
Thirdly, if your furnace is making any strange noises or running very short cycles it may indicate problems that require intervention of experts. You know you can call us on (512) 879-6118
You Can Call Us To –
- Clean areas that you cannot see
- Clean ducts and inspect for leaks
- Check and test the burner and pilot light
- Inspect and lubricate all moving parts
- Make sure the temperature is correct throughout the house
Install a carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide has no odor. The only way to detect a leak is with a carbon monoxide detector.
Fourth, clean your air vents and baseboard heaters. Depending on the type of heating system in your home, you likely have either air vents or baseboard heaters all over the place. In both cases, a careful cleaning before winter can save you surprising amounts of money. Wipe as much dust as possible from the baseboard heaters, particularly from the inside, and they will run more efficiently. Many baseboard heaters have a removable front, so take that off, and gently but thoroughly clean the inside. If you have air vents, remove the grates and remove all dust and debris that you find within your reach.
Fifth, reverse the direction of your ceiling fans. You want to be pushing hot air downward, so make sure your ceiling fans are pushing air down on you when you are standing underneath them. Many ceiling fans have a switch that will reverse the direction in which the blades rotate, so just flip that switch.
Finally, install a programmable thermostat. Ideally, during the winter months, you will lower the temperature of your home while no one is there at home. For example, you might want the temperature of your home to drop from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. every day when people are at work or school. This way, you are not paying for furnace to run while people aren’t at home thus cutting your energy costs.
In the long run these steps will make furnace run efficiently and cost effectively, and keep your family safe and will benefit the environment.
As mentioned earlier it is better to start preparing your furnace from summer so that you do not be at the mercy of Mother Nature. Navigate here to get in touch with Catstrong LLC at Ranch Road today to ensure that you enjoy a comfortable winter. You can email us at [email protected]