When the weather starts to change from the heat of summer to the cold of winter many of our habits change too. Instead of your favorite iced coffee, that warm cup of Joe is on the table. You also will be changing out the type of clothes you wear and where you are spending a lot of your time. The cold weather will send people in the house more often so you want to make sure that your house is comfortable. The problem is that some people just switch from cooling their home to heating it without preparing first. This can be dangerous but also could cause damage to your furnace. It can also end up costing you money as well on your heating cost.
Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning Outlines How to Prepare Your Furnace to Turn On & Run
Framing Room Around Furnace: The first and really one of the most important ways to prepare your furnace is to make room around it. The furnace is often installed in your basement or garage. These are also areas that people tend to store things that they are not using. This storage can sometimes start to get close to the furnace because it is not being used all year long. When you are ready to start your furnace you want to make sure that the furnace has the space that it needs. If needs space to breath but it also needs space as a way to create safety as well. Clear out any clutter that may be around the unit before you start to use it.
Fresh, Clean & Unclogged Furnace: The next area that will need your attention has to do with the cleanliness of the furnace. The area that needs cleaned first happens to be any and all filters. The filters are a huge part of how well the unit is able to function and the quality of air in the house. The filters need to be cleaned and replaced which should be done regularly. It also means that you should replace or clean them before you start using the furnace after it has sat for some time. You can have your filters changed out when you have routine maintenance done. Another area that you want to ensure that you clean out is the drain line. This is where the water that builds up has the chance to be taken away. The line can become clogged with water and debris which can cause the water to back up and leak.
Furnace Inspection: The other thing that you need to do when you are ready to turn on your furnace is to have a professional inspection. The inspection is a great way for the technician to come out and look for signs of wear that may require repair. They are also able to check for issues that will require the furnace to be replaced with a new one. You can rest assured that your furnace is ready to work and keep you warm.
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Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning can send out a technician to inspect your furnace before you switch it on. Our team is ready and able to get your furnace running efficiently to keep your house warm. Contact us today!