While everyone needs their furnace to be in peak working condition, it is important to know how to get your furnace ready for winter. There are many things that must be taken into consideration to ensure that your furnace is operating at its best at all times and ready for use when the colder season hits. We hope the following guide will serve as a starting point to help you understand how to get your furnace ready for winter.
- If you have had your furnace for a while now, it may be time to have a professional take a look and find out what is going on with it. It may also be time for you to have your furnace inspected and cleaned by a professional technician as well. When this is done, you will be sure that the furnace will operate as efficiently as possible, and that you can get the most bang for your buck during the colder seasons. Strouse Home Inspections is a leading industry inspector, and we can help you diagnose issues and recommend the next steps.
- Make sure that you clean out your furnace regularly. When you clean out your furnace, make sure that you use the correct cleaning agent and procedures for the type and model that you have. There are different types of cleaning agents and they are designed to clean the filters, coils, and other parts of your furnace. This is important so that you can have it run as efficiently as possible throughout the colder months of the year.
- An efficient furnace is important, but your home’s heating system can be severely hampered if proper ventilation is not maintained. Ruptured or clogged vents can lead to numerous issues. In minor cases, this can mean that the heat is not properly distributed throughout the building, leaving some rooms warmer or colder than intended. In the worst cases, debris or ruptures may pose a serious fire hazard. An improperly ventilated furnace may be at risk of overheating, which, in turn, can lead to costly repairs and dangerous situations. A thorough inspection by a professional can help you find the cause of any ventilation issues and learn how to proceed in solving them.
Furnace maintenance is necessary to not only keep your home heated efficiently during the winter months, but also to mitigate the risks of overheating or fires. Efficient heating is a very desirable quality in most homes, but it is especially important in areas with harsher winters, such as Colorado. Therefore, extending the life of your furnace through proper upkeep can add quite a bit of value to your home.
By Strouse Home Inspections 9-30-2020