When winter arrives, the last thing you want is to turn on your furnace only to discover that it’s not working. The most important fall maintenance for your Kernersville, NC, home is to ensure that your furnace is functional, safe and energy-efficient before the cold days hit. Here are some crucial things to do for your furnace to make sure you and those you love are comfortable.
Check the Thermostat
The first thing you want to do is check and test that the thermostat is operational. First off, adjust the thermostat temperature to a different degree higher than the room temperature.
If the system doesn’t kick on within a few minutes, take off the cover while keeping the wire connections secure. If it doesn’t respond, it’s probably time to call a maintenance technician to examine the system and solve the issue.
Clean the Heat Exchanger
As a rule of thumb, a professional should perform maintenance that includes cleaning the heat exchanger at least once a year. An experienced technician will identify cracks that could potentially cause carbon monoxide leaks around your home. Maintenance will prepare your furnace for the cold days.
Change the Air Filters
To keep your furnace working efficiently, you should change the filters regularly. You should check the filters monthly and change them quarterly or as needed. Pets in the home may require more frequent filter changes.
Alternatively, if you’re using reusable filters, you can clean and reuse them. Dirty filters can restrict airflow and potentially damage the furnace’s parts, so don’t let your filters go too long without cleaning.
Call Air Treatment today for all your furnace repair and installation requirements. We understand the importance of a well-functioning furnace in your home during winter. Our highly trained and experienced technicians provide services to ensure that your furnace is in tip-top condition before the cold season arrives.
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