Well, winter is here so homeowners need to ensure that your furnace is prepped and ready to handle the long winter months ahead. Frigid temperatures and cold winds will be here before you know it so take time out now to ensure that your furnace is operating efficiently and effectively. The steps to prep your furnace for winter are few and simple, but for many homeowners require outside professionals to perform them. With that said the professionals here at PJ’s HVAC Repairs, LLC stand ready to serve you.
Check Your Thermostat
Before winter makes its full presence known, make certain to turn the heat on in your home at the thermostat. The heat should kick on immediately without delay. If you find that your furnace is not kicking on, or that it is not functioning properly at all, then contact our qualified technicians immediately. Do not delay.
Changing Your Air Filter
The air filter in your furnace needs to be replaced before you begin using your furnace in the cold winter weather. Dirty air filters cause your system to have to work harder and longer which eventually reduces the lifespan of your system over time. Dirty air filters can also produce allergens in your living space that may be harmful to your family.
Service your Furnace Blower
The blower on your furnace must be oiled annually before using your heating system. Oiling your blower will eliminate any grinding or squeaking noises that it can present with and will allow your blower motor to turn easily. The blower belt should also be adjusted to ensure that it is not loose.
Clean Your Burners
The burner in a furnace will more often than not accumulate a good amount of debris and dust as it sits in idle position during the spring, summer and fall months. For this reason, it is important to clean the burners with a duster and also have them examined for misalignment or signs of rust. Our highly skilled technicians are equipped and trained to perform these important inspections for you.
Check All the Heating Vents in Your Home
Lastly, take time out to identify and locate all the heating vents in your home. Be certain that none of them are blocked by curtains, rugs, furniture or any other items. Remove any dust from the heating vents and clean all return registers as well. The air from your furnace flows into the return registers and then flows out of the heating vents in order to provide safe and comfortable temperatures in your living space. If vents are dirty or dusty it will force your furnace and heating system to work harder, causing your furnace to potentially overheat and have to be replaced over time. In addition, when vents are dirty or blocked you will typically see an increase in your utility bills and reduced energy savings as well.
Yes, winter is now upon us, which is why it is so important that you ensure the proper functionality of your furnace and make certain that your overall heating system is working properly and efficiently. If you have questions about your home’s heating system or the routine maintenance of your furnace, or you are in need of any of the above-referenced services then surely, we are the team for you. Contact the experts here at PJ’s HVAC Repair LLC today. Our qualified furnace technicians would be more than happy to help you with all your heating system needs. We look forward to serving you and send along wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!!