How To Prepare Your Furnace For Fall: Top 3 Maintenance Tips

Colder weather is finally here. It’s time to put away your bathing suit and take out your fall sweaters. It’s also the right time to make sure your house is ready for winter. In this blog, we’ll run through some quick tips to make sure your winter isn’t spent huddling under a blanket instead of spending time comfortably with loved ones.

The same as how spring is the best time to get an AC tune-up, fall is the most effective time for a furnace tune-up. A fall furnace tune-up is the best way to make sure that, come winter, your furnace has no unexpected emergency breakdowns that leave you cold and uncomfortable and put your pipes at risk for bursting.

The 3 most important parts of fall maintenance:

  1. Check the filter

Furnace filters help prevent dirt, dust, and other debris from entering your system that could cause damage to the circuitry inside. Over time these filters can become clogged and air will not be able to pass through the system. Decreased airflow causes your furnace to have to work harder and less efficiently. If left untreated it could even lead to a system breakdown. Newer systems have a safety switch to prevent this and will automatically turn the machine off when the airflow is clogged. This means that even though your system protects itself, you are left without heat until the problem can be diagnosed and fixed. We recommend you routinely change your filter every 1-3 months.

2. Prevent Heat Escape

Why make your furnace work harder than it has to? If heat is escaping your house, your furnace will have to work harder than necessary. This could strain the system and increase the chances of a breakdown. Not to mention unnecessarily increase your electric bill. To prevent this, scan your hand around all windows, doors, plumbing lines, and chimneys. If you feel cold air getting in, reinforce or replace loose or cracked seals.

3. Schedule a professional Tune-Up

A yearly tune-up is a necessary part of owning a functional furnace. You wouldn’t miss an oil change in your car for fear of inevitable damage. A furnace tune-up is the same idea. We’ll clean, check, and test all necessary parts and functions to make sure your system is running in tip-top shape. Our expert technicians can answer any questions you might have. We are currently offering a $79 complete furnace turn of special for participating locations. Call, email, or text in for all questions or to book your appointment today!