Around the holidays, many people pack up and head out to visit family and friends. While you’re away, your house is susceptible to theft or damage. Many homeowners take the important steps to secure their homes before they leave; however, too many people forget about their heating system. Before you pack up for your winter vacation, make sure to keep your furnace safe while you’re gone.
Furnace Tip #1: Schedule Heating Maintenance Before You Leave
It’s extremely important to keep your furnace maintained by scheduling yearly tune-ups. Many people think that if they’re leaving for a winter vacation, they don’t need to worry about their heating system. However, a lot of problems can crop up in the winter—especially while you’re away. A professional heating inspection can improve overall heating performance and can also alert you to any problems, allowing you to fix them before they escalate to expensive repairs.
Furnace Tip #2: Install a Smart Thermostat
One of the best ways to keep an eye on your home while you’re away is to install a smart thermostat. Many come with apps—or dashboards—that can be accessed online. This way, you can remotely log in to monitor your heating system, adjust the temperature or get alerts if there is a problem. Having a smart thermostat professionally installed can help ensure your heating system is operating as it should while you’re away.
Furnace Tip #3: Change Air Filters
Finally, don’t forget to check air filters before you leave for winter vacation. We recommend checking filters monthly and replacing them as needed. How often you’ll have to replace your filter will depend on your living arrangements, habits and the type of filter being used. It’s important to use the right filter for your needs and system, both for your overall comfort and for the maintenance of your heating equipment. Contact a heating specialist to learn what filter they recommend to meet your needs and manufacturer specifications.
Your heating system is a valuable aspect of your home. Before you leave for a winter vacation, make sure you take some time to prepare your furnace.
If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us—we’re always happy to help.
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