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Is Your Furnace Ready for Winter

Updated: Dec 5, 2018

Winter is here and that means turning on our furnaces.

Here are few things you can do to make sure your furnace is ready for those long cold nights.

1. Check your air filters. Dirty air filters can significantly reduce the efficiency of your heating system and lead to system breakdowns. These filters should be changed about every month, especially during times of high usage.

2. Do your windows and doors have good seals? Having leaks and cracks will let out warm air and make your heating system work harder than it has too. Not only are your losing money from the extra energy that is needed to heat your home, but the extra strain on you system will decrease its useful life faster.

3. Check Your Vents. Are you getting good air flow from your vents? If they are blocked, they can make your system run harder, decreasing its useful life and robbing you of a cozy warm house.

4. Thermostat. Make sure your thermostat is working properly and heat generating appliances like TVs and lamps are far away from it. The excess heat can cause your thermostat to not run appropriately.

5. Outdoor Unit. If you have an outdoor unit, make sure the it is clean and clear of debris.

6. HVAC Maintenance. When is the last time you had HVAC system looked at? It is recommended that your furnace should be serviced once a year before you start using it. It will help run more efficiency and increase your furnaces useful life.

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