With fall right around the corner, you want to make sure the furnace in your Fayetteville, North Carolina, home is ready. Because your furnace has collected dust since the end of winter, it’s important to make sure it’s in good condition to combat the upcoming cold. These three steps will help ensure you stay warm when it arrives.
Schedule a Tuneup
Schedule preventive maintenance before the winter season starts to make sure your furnace is prepped and ready for the winter. Your contractor will perform a tuneup on your furnace to make sure the air filters are new, the furnace is clean and that there aren’t any major concerns with your system. This preventive maintenance will help make sure you don’t go into winter with any major problems with your furnace and that it works efficiently.
Check Your Home for Air Leaks
You get a reprieve from high energy bills during the fall, but once winter hits, your bills typically spike. Keep your energy bills down by making sure your home isn’t leaking air. You can hire your HVAC contractor to conduct an energy audit on your home if you want a comprehensive test. You can also perform DIY tests near your doors, windows, recessed lights, and fireplace to see if you can spot air leaking in or out.
Run Some Tests
There are two main things to test or check before turning on your furnace. Both your thermostat and carbon monoxide detector are two important devices in the winter. Switch your thermostat over to heat before winter hits to make sure that it switches over without any issues. You don’t want to find out there’s an issue when the temperature has already dropped. Test your carbon monoxide detector, and replace the batteries if necessary as well.
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