The cold weather is starting to creep in the air. That means it’s time to start thinking about turning your furnace on in your home! Before you do, there are some ways to prepare your furnace to take on the cold months ahead. Here are some tips to get you started…
Change the furnace filter
A furnace filter collects dust, debris, allergens, and other unwanted particles found in your indoor air. It’s important that filters maintain this function so that you and your family can continue to enjoy the warmth of your home while also breathing clean indoor air. Neglecting your furnace filters will eventually compromise the air quality and heat flow in your home.
Keep the area around your furnace clear
Your furnace may be located in common storage areas of your home. Now that your furnace will be on, it’s a good idea to keep all flammable materials away from the area. Doing so will give you peace of mind that you and your family will stay safe.
Fill up oil or propane for your furnace
The last thing you want is to run out of oil or propane during the coldest days of the year! Make sure the tank is fueled and ready to keep you and your family comfortable and warm. Running out of fuel will not only be uncomfortable but it will also become a costly and potentially hazardous problem that you certainly don’t want to have.
Bleed valves of hot water radiators
If your home is heated with a hot water radiator, then the airflow could be blocked. In order to prevent this from happening, it’s a good idea to open or bleed the valve so that hot air flows evenly throughout your home.
Following these tips will not only keep you and your family warm and comfortable indoors, these tips also help to maintain the integrity of your furnace for years to come! The cold weather can bring a number of problems. Don’t let the functionality of your furnace be one of them. Call CLARITY’s licensed technicians to get your furnace ready for the cold months ahead and enjoy the warmth of the season!