In these early still warm fall days, the last thing you want to think about is turning on your heater. But the cooler weather will be here before you know it! Is your furnace ready? Is it in good working condition? The best time to get your furnace ready for fall is now, before the temperatures dip.
There are a few things you can do on your own to help get your furnace ready for fall.
Check Doorways for Drafts
Install storm doors or storm windows to prevent cool air from seeping in, and check and clean the air filters on your furnace. If you aren’t sure where to find the air filter on your furnace, just ask our team here at Gentry, and we will be happy to show you where it’s located and how to replace it, if necessary.
Check Your Vents
Another way to get your furnace ready for fall is to check the vents throughout your home. Make sure they aren’t obstructed or covered in any way. This will prevent the air from properly circulating and may cause your furnace to work harder, costing you more money in heating costs.
Reverse Your Ceiling Fans
Do you have ceiling fans in your home? If so, you should be able to reverse their direction in the cooler months. In the summer months, ceiling fans disburse cooler air. But if you reverse the fan’s direction in the cooler months, the warmer air is pushed down, making your room and your home a bit warmer. This means your furnace won’t be working as hard.
Enlist a Professional
The best preparation may be to hire a professional, such as our team of technicians to come to your home to professionally check and clean your furnace for the new season. Our team knows what to look for. We inspect your furnace carefully and thoroughly to ensure it’s working at peak efficiency. Regular maintenance is like a check-up for your furnace. The money you spend now to have a professional technician come to your home may prevent costly issues that may occur in the middle of winter, help save you money on your utility bill, and extend the life of your furnace.