Furnace Preparation Tips | Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

Winter is here and even colder days are on the horizon. The most essential home need this time of the year is a fully functional furnace.

All heaters have three basic aspects that typically determine their efficiency: the electrical settings, the ventilation system, and the blower mechanics. All play important roles in producing warm air during the cold months. As heating experts, we often conduct checkups and tuneups to determine loopholes in the system that could potentially cause heat loss, which in turn pushes your unit to consume more energy.

But the main culprits of heat loss and inefficiency are often easy to spot. By spending some time with your furnace you may be able to find these common causes and prevent expensive problems before it’s too late.

Getting Your Furnace Ready

heating expertsAccording to Energy.gov space heating is the largest energy expense for households, and in the average US home, 45 percent of energy cost. The following tips will help you make sure that your furnace service will be in maximum working condition to get you through the winter in comfort.

Clean The Spaces Surrounding The Furnace

Since it isn’t needed in summer, you can’t deny that your unit hasn’t been cleaned for months. This means the area around the furnace is probably full of filth. Chances are, boxes and other items not in use have been stored next to the furnace. Make sure all things that could block, overcrowd, or potentially obstruct the full working potential of your equipment are removed and cleared out.

Check The Filters

Dirty filters are one of the leading causes of an inefficient furnace or boiler. A dirty filter will make it difficult for the unit to effectively distribute heat throughout the home or establishment, which eventually equates to inefficiency. Do ensure that the filter is clean and free of any blockage even before you start using it. Also, it would be a good maintenance action step to check the filter every monthly to see if it should be cleaned or replaced.

Check The Vents

With a screwdriver, go around your house and remove the metal cover of the vents. Check for any dirt or debris that might block the heated air. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the vent, removing any blockage or dirt accumulation. This will ensure that the heat being produced won’t be obstructed and the air quality isn’t compromised.

Clean The Air Ducts

Just like dirty vents, unclean air ducts will compromise the air quality in the home or building and could block the flow of heated air. You may have tried cleaning it yourself, but it would be best to hire a professional to do the job.

Seek Expert Assistance

Nothing beats the expert eyes and hands of a heating professional. A technician will conduct a thorough checkup and tuneup of your furnace, and will inspect the components of the unit to make sure that no repairs or replacements are needed when it’s in peak use. Cleaning dirty parts and adding lubricants to moving parts is also part of the tuneup. This significantly lowers the risk of a break down or heating trouble during the winter season.

Furnace Preparation Tips | Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

Finding The Best Heating Service Technicians In Town

At Marthedal Solar, Air & Heating, we have the best team of expert technicians. Our technicians aren’t just experts in the field, they have been in service for years, and have been addressing both heating and cooling service concerns throughout Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley.

For more information about the services we offer, preventive maintenance plans, and service discount offers, visit https://aamarthedal.com/heating-cooling-fresno-ca/.Or call us today for a quicker response!