The furnace is one of the most important systems in your home, but many people don’t give it much thought (until something goes wrong). With the cold winters we experience in Kitchener-Waterloo, you need to put some thought into your furnace performance to ensure it’s operating at peak efficiency and will provide reliable heat.
Check and Change Furnace Filter
We recommend that homeowners check their filters every month and replace them as needed. Even if filters are marketed as lasting six months, there are many factors that could increase how quickly it becomes dirty. By getting in the habit of checking the filter monthly and replacing it when needed, you’ll significantly improve furnace performance all season. It’s also a great habit to get next to your furnace more often to ensure there’s nothing dripping or leaking in the mechanical area.
Keep Registers and Vents Clear
You want to ensure that heated air can easily enter rooms, so make sure registers and vents are not blocked by furniture or curtains. It’s also helpful to keep registers and vents clear of dust and debris buildup by cleaning or vacuuming them regularly.
Book Annual Furnace Maintenance
It’s recommended that you have your heating system inspected, cleaned and tuned-up every year by a professional company. Not only is this service required by manufacturers to keep warranties valid, but it can also improve efficiency (resulting in lower monthly energy bills) and help ensure the system won’t breakdown.
By improving furnace performance, everyone in the home will be more comfortable and you’ll likely see a decrease in energy bills. Don’t wait until the snow comes to think about your furnace, be proactive and ensure that you’re ready for the plummeting temperatures.
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Going strong for over 50 years, Delta Air Systems is proud to provide quality heating service to the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Our team of certified specialists will get your furnace operating efficiently so you can stay comfortable all winter long.