There’s simply no better time to prepare your furnace than fall. Staying on top of your furnace maintenance this season will ensure your system works in peak efficiency during the winter.
Below are essential furnace maintenance tips you can follow this fall season:
Begin Your Maintenance Early
There’s nothing more frustrating than experiencing a freezing night when your furnace suddenly goes out. With fall furnace maintenance, minor issues are spotted and fixed earlier before they become major problems, helping you avoid repeated service calls and costly repairs.
Check Your Thermostat
Checking your thermostat when the fall comes around is essential both for your comfort and safety. You might need to recalibrate your device to match your current comfort requirement and the season’s temperature. Also, check its wiring to ensure they are properly and tightly fitted.
Conduct a Visual Inspection
Your furnace has been sitting idle the whole summer, and being off for a long time may potentially cause some issues on its parts. By conducting a visual inspection (as part of your furnace tune-up this fall), those minor issues can be resolved and prevented from causing major trouble in the winter. Check if your venting pipes and drainage tubes are fastened well. Also, take the time to inspect your system’s gas line for leaks. When you see any problem, schedule an appointment with the pros immediately.
Replace Your Filter
There are other important maintenance tasks after the initial professional inspection is completed—and this is particularly true for air filters. Changing your air filter regularly is a task you can do yourself, and this helps prolong your unit’s life and save you up to 15% on your utility bills.
Clear Out Dust
Dust and dirt in your furnace have an impact on your unit’s overall performance. You may need to clear them out using a paintbrush with a soft tip. Gently brush the inner components of your system and once done, remove the remaining dirt using a portable vacuum. Doing this will effectively remove the dust without harming the system’s components.
Obviously, furnace maintenance takes a lot of work and expertise to do the job right. If you need help in prepping your furnace for the winter in Coeur d’ Alene or Spokane, you can count on our team at Bill’s Heating A/C.
Call us at 208-777-5528 to get started!