Winter feels like it is far away right now. When the cold winds of winter finally start blowing, the last thing you want is to find out your furnace has a problem that you should have taken care of earlier.
It can cost you a fortune if you try to run a compromised furnace. It cannot give you the same toasty heat that you need, and you could end up damaging it beyond repair. Even if it can barely manage to work, it will consume a lot more energy, and your bills can skyrocket. The best way to keep your furnace from costing you an arm and a leg is by scheduling furnace repairs before the winter season arrives.
Furnace Preparation Checklist
Check the following to make sure your furnace is ready for winter:
Turn on the Thermostat
Switch the thermostat from cooling to heating and set a temperature higher than the room’s current temperature. If the heat does not kick in, you might have a problem on your hands.
Change the Air Filters
The furnace has an air filter that will cause problems if it gets too dirty. Change the filters every few months or wash and reuse them if you have a permanent air filter.
Test the Igniter Switch
If your heating system is old, you might have to relight the pilot light. If it operates with an electric ignition system, check the system to see if it is working.
Benefits of Hiring Ideal Services Heating and Cooling
Pre-season preparation of your furnace can save you from a lot of discomfort when it comes to using it. At Ideal Services Heating and Cooling, we go through an extensive process of examining your home’s heating system and address any problems that can occur.
Scheduling our services for maintaining your furnace entitles you to several advantages. We will take care of the tasks furnace preparation checklist, and:
- Test heating temperature output
- Wash or change air filters
- Oil the motors
- Test and tighten electrical connections
- Test safety circuits
- Calibrate and test the thermostat
- Test the motor amperes and voltage
- And much more
Timely maintenance of your furnace before winter can mean fewer chances of breakdowns. We provide you priority service if any breakdowns occur and a 15% discount on required parts and repairs through our Peak Performance Plan.
When you make sure you keep up with your furnace’s maintenance needs, you can improve its efficiency to reduce energy costs. A more efficient system will also perform better for a longer time. It can also prevent unnecessary damage to the different parts and protect your warranty by keeping the system safe.