Even with the impending snow storm, spring is still on the way. After the next few weeks, we won’t be relying on our home heating systems to keep us warm too much. It is important to prepare your furnace for the long spring and summer seasons so that it is ready to run in the fall when you need it again.
Follow these step-by-step instructions from the experts at Devine Bros. to prepare your heating system for the offseason:
- Clean or replace your air filter. If you have central air conditioning, your A/C likely uses the same ductwork as your furnace. Replacing your air filter only takes a few minutes and can significantly reduce energy usage and prevent breakdowns for your heating and cooling systems.
- Perform a visual inspection. You don’t need to be an HVAC expert to give your heating system a quick visual inspection. Simply examine your furnace and its components for cracks, loose connections, and other signs of damage. If you see something wrong, have it professionally repaired before it develops into a bigger problem.
- Clear the surrounding area. It’s easy to let items accumulate around your furnace during the summer months, but if you need heat on a cold, rainy day, a cluttered environment around your heating equipment could present a fire hazard.
- Power it down. If your furnace has a dedicated switch on your breaker box, turn it off for the season. This will prevent it from accidentally turning on, which would waste energy and could put you at risk for a fire.
If you run into any problems when working on your furnace, the professionals at Devine Bros. are just a phone call away. Our trained technicians can service, repair, or install any type of home heating system. If you live in Fairfield County CT, give us a call at (203) 866-4421.