If you are like most of us, you can feel that chill in the air that means the weather is turning and fall is officially here. Many of us are welcoming this reprieve from the hot days of summer with opened arms. However, this cooler weather only means one thing, it’s time to make sure that furnace is ready for the cold weather that is swiftly approaching. Without caring for and maintaining your furnace, you could run into high energy bills and cold spots in your home this winter. That’s why Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some tips to help you get your furnace ready for the fall weather.
Don’t Wait for Winter to Turn on Furnace
There are many who will wait until they feel the official turn in the weather before they think about their furnace. While this can work out just fine, you may want to give your furnace a thought or two before you get to this point. If there is a problem with your furnace, you want it fixed before you experience colder temperatures. For one, you don’t want to be uncomfortably cold because your furnace isn’t working, and two, you could be facing a longer wait to get a heating professional out to help you because there is a tendency for a big push to come through right as the weather changes. Think ahead so you aren’t stuck waiting on a long list for a technician to make it out to you.
How to Prepare Furnace for Fall
There are several things you can do as a homeowner, to get your furnace ready for the fall weather.
– Replace Filter: The first thing you should do is replace your filter. This will ensure your furnace gets the air circulation it needs to work properly. Your filter should be changed on a regular basis to keep your furnace running well.
– Clear Vents: This is also a good time to check the vents throughout your home. Make sure there is nothing covering them and that they are opened. If there is debris inside them, clean them out.
– Check Thermostat: If you feel like your home should be warmer than it is, the first thing you should check is your thermostat. Make sure it is in the heat position and is working properly.
– Schedule Heating Maintenance: This is a great time to get a maintenance appointment scheduled. It is important that your furnace is inspected carefully to make sure there aren’t any adjustments that need to be made. Your furnace will work more efficiently when you rely on a heating professional to give it a good once over before winter arrives.
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The air is changing, and fall is certainly here. This is the perfect time to call on the pros at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning to make sure your furnace is ready for the winter months. Call us today!