Furnace Maintenance Tips -- Get Your Furnace Ready for the Winter
Winter is upon us once again, and now is the time to make sure that your furnace is ready for the cold and snowy months. It's a good idea to take care of your furnace's maintenance needs now, rather than finding out that it doesn't work when it's cold outside and you're trying to warm up. Here are three tips on how to get your furnace ready for the winter.
Change Your Filter and Get New Ones
Your old filter is likely unusable after the long spring, summer, and fall. You need to get a new one and install it before you start using your furnace once again. You should also stock up on new filters -- filters should be changed every few months, so you want to have enough for the winter.
Check Your Chimney
You want to look up your chimney and make sure that nothing is obstructing it. There can be debris, branches, and even bird nests blocking your chimney. Don't use it unless you make sure that it is clean and unobstructed.
Call a Professional for a Checkup
If you want to be able to use your furnace safely, call an HVAC professional for an inspection. They will not only check for leaks, unhealthy and unsafe gasses, cracks, and soot, but they will change the filter for you, clean your chimney, and even clean the furnace ducts.
Call an HVAC professional today and use your chimney with peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.