Whether you love winter, snow, and cold weather or you’re not its biggest fan, winter is on its way and it’ll be here before you know it. During the coldest time of the year, your heating system becomes your best friend. You rely on your heating system to keep you and your family warm all winter long, and it’s vital to your safety to make sure it’s ready for the long cold road ahead. Take the time to prepare your heating system for the winter by learning and performing these simple tasks.
Change Your Furnace Filter
Changing your furnace filter is key to keeping your furnace working properly and your home’s air quality high throughout the winter. Make sure to check your furnace filter every thirty days and to change it out at least once every ninety, especially before winter comes and you’ll be relying on the filter for months to keep dirt, dust, and debris from the air that you breathe.
Clear The Space Around Your Furnace
It’s easy (and tempting) to double your furnace closet as a storage closet as well, however, furnaces need space to work properly. If there is clutter around your furnace it could hinder it from bringing in quality air and it could prevent your system from working efficiently. Before winter comes, clean the area around your heating system to ensure it can work its best.
Ensure Your Intake Pipe Is Clear
Most high-efficiency furnaces use an intake pipe on the exterior of the home to take in fresh air. Unfortunately, it’s very easy for these pipes to become blocked by leaves, dirt, and other natural debris (especially in the fall). To ensure your heating system can work efficiently and safely this winter, check the exterior intake pipe and clear it out if necessary.
Consider Upgrading To A Smart Thermostat
Installing a smart thermostat is a great way to save energy and money this winter while still keeping your home comfortable and warm. Smart thermostats can be controlled from outside the home by your smartphone, they can be scheduled to produce less or more heat to accommodate the number of people in the home, and they can learn the homeowner’s schedules and patterns and produce heat accordingly.
Schedule Annual Preventative Maintenance
The best way to ensure that your heating system is ready for the winter is to schedule your annual preventative maintenance with Delta before winter begins. Our expert HVAC technicians will come to your home to run a preventative inspection on your heating system to make sure it’s running smoothly, there are no underlying issues, and there is no chance of a breakdown in the near future. By scheduling annual maintenance for your heating system, you can rest easy this winter knowing that your furnace is running properly and will keep you warm until it’s time to turn on the AC for summer!
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