Fall is less than a week away, which means the cold weather will be here soon. Although you will likely continue to enjoy the cooling power of your AC for the next little bit, you may be wondering when the best time to turn your furnace on is. There isn’t an exact date, but we do have some advice on the subject!
Most homeowners try to put off starting up their heating system for as long as possible, just as they did with their AC during the spring. Fall in Ontario is usually pretty mild, which means it’s a great time to give your HVAC system a break. That being said, we suggest booting up your heating system before the weather changes from mild to cold to ensure your unit is operating properly. That way, if there are any issues you can address them before you need to turn your furnace on for the winter. It’s also a great way to beat the rush of homeowners who weren’t proactive and will be looking to have their heating systems serviced as soon as the temperature drops.
There are a few simple ways you can buy yourself a little more time before you need to turn on your furnace. Make sure your attic is well insulated, so as the warm air in your home rises, it doesn’t escape. Be sure to check the condition of your weather-stripping, and inspect the seals around your windows and doors for leaks as well. This will keep the cool air from getting inside your home and it gives you time to fix any problems before the cold weather arrives. Another great way of avoiding using your furnace is to let as much sunlight in your home as possible, as this will naturally heat the air inside your home.
Although we don’t know exactly when you’ll need to turn on your furnace, we do know fall is the right time to get a heating system tune-up. Getting your furnace serviced early ensures you’ll beat the rush and avoid any surprises when the cold weather arrives. It’s also necessary to service your unit annually to maintain your manufacturer’s warranty. We recommended booking your appointment to coincide with your AC shut down procedure, so if you have any issues, we can assist you and service your cooling system if necessary.
Stay one step ahead of Mother Nature by making sure your furnace is functioning properly before the frigid winter weather arrives. Contact the HVAC experts at Delta to book a fall furnace tune-up.
Delta Air Systems Ltd. has been proudly serving the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph regions HVAC needs for over 65 years. We are committed to providing our clients with cost-effective solutions and high-quality equipment.