The chilly winter season has started, but is your house really ready for the cold? Before you take out your winter wear make sure your house is safe and comfortable with a pre-season evaluation before you turn on the furnace for the very first time this season.
Not every system is GO
Before you turn on your unit, a thorough pre-season examination is required to ensure proper and safe operation. This preventive but simple maintenance keeps you and your family safe, secured against unproductive operation and wasted power, and most essentially decreasing the likelihood of costly and unexpected repairs on the coldest days of winter.
How do you actually execute a pre-season inspection of your heater?
- Make sure you clear the way:
Get rid of any objects that block airflow around the vents, furnace, and registers, storing inflammable items inside a space which is away from the heating furnace. Make sure you clean nearby areas with the help of a vacuum.
- Replace air filter