Perform Proper Furnace Maintenance This Winter
With winter upon us, you will likely be running your heater frequently in order to keep you and your family warm. However, this means that you will want to perform the proper furnace maintenance tasks in order to ensure that your furnace is operating as efficiently as possible. Here are a few tips on what furnace maintenance tasks you should consider performing this winter.
Change Your Air Filter
One of the most important things you can do to keep your furnace running optimally is to regularly replace its air filters. When you leave dirty air filters in your furnace, this can actually cause your furnace to have to work harder to heat your home, costing you more money on your utility bills.
Make Sure Your Thermostat is Working Properly
You will also want to make sure that your thermostat is working properly, as this can help your furnace to run more efficiently. If you have an outdated thermostat that is not digital and programmable, then it is likely that you could save a lot of money on your utility bills by replacing your thermostat. However, even if you have a newer thermostat, you will want to check that it is working properly. If you change the temperature on your thermostat, and your furnace does not respond almost immediately, then you may want to consider replacing your thermostat.
Check Your Exhaust Flue
Finally, you will want to take a minute to check your furnace's exhaust flue to make sure that it is free of obstructions. Taking these basic steps will help to ensure that you get the most out of your furnace this winter. Contact us to learn about more of the maintenance tasks you can perform on your furnace, as well as to schedule an annual, professional inspection of your furnace.