Preparing Your Furnace For Winter
Simple steps you can take.
1. Clean or replace the filter.
A clogged filter restricts the flow of heated air and can cause your furnace to work harder delivering less heat.
2. Check to see that vents in the house are unobstructed.
Air in your home needs to circulate easily through the vents. Your furnace works less when heated air is not blocked and the cooler air can circulate back freely.
3.Clear all flammable objects from around your furnace and water heater.
Boxes, clothes, paints, aerosols, gasoline, motorized yard tools, and any other flammable products should not be stored near the furnace or water heater.
Steps your technician will most likely need to take care of.
1. Check the blower belt and oil the blower motor.
This is a job for your technician. A loose belt can increase furnace operating time.
2. Make sure blower doors are replaced properly.
This keeps combustion byproducts such as carbon monoxide separate from the warm air circulated through your home.
3. Check to see that the exhaust flue to the outside is clear of obstructions and in good condition from the furnace to the roof cap with all connections securely fastened.
We are offering a Winter Check Up Special but get it done early to avoid the last minute rush.