Top Ways To Treat Your Furnace So It Doesn’t Trick You This Fall
When it comes to your furnace, you want only treats – no tricks! That’s why maintenance is so important. Here are the top ways you can take care of your furnace so your furnace will take care of you this fall!
Replace Your Filters
Furnace filters can easily become clogged with dust, pet dander, and other debris over time. That’s why it is recommended changing them every 1-3 months. Truth be told, the more clogged your filter is, the harder your furnace has to work to heat your home. Not only can that be uncomfortable for you and your family, but that can also lead to higher-than-usual energy bills.
Adjust Your Thermostat
The settings you had over the summer are likely not the settings you need now in the fall. The evenings are cooler, and your house may be emptier with the kids back in school. Now is the time to set the temperatures to ensure your optimal comfort as the seasons are changing. If you don’t currently have a programmable thermostat, we recommend it. Not only can it help you stay comfortable automatically, but it can also help you save money on your energy bills.
Clear Your Vents
Making sure your furnace can breathe this fall is essential to its performance. If your vents are blocked – by debris or by furniture – make sure the air has a clear path to heat your home. Otherwise, it won’t heat your home efficiently or evenly.
Clean Your Air Ducts
By having your air ducts cleaned in the fall, you’re preparing your furnace for full-time use in the winter. Over time, your air ducts collect dust, dander and other indoor air pollutants. They are then recirculated throughout your home whenever your furnace turns on. According to the EPA, the average person spends roughly 90% of their time indoors – especially as the temperatures drop. However, we don’t recommend attempting to clean your ducts on your own. Hire a professional for the job, like those at OnTime Service!
Schedule Furnace Maintenance
Last but not least, scheduling furnace maintenance is recommended in the early fall. Before turning on your furnace for the first time, have a professional at OnTime Service check it out. Furnace maintenance can help keep your system running efficiently and safely while also preventing the hassle of potential breakdowns by catching problems early.
Are Your Ready To Schedule Your Annual Furnace Maintenance? Give The Pros at OnTime Service a Call Today For All Your HVAC Needs in Birmingham and Surrounding Areas!
Whether you need a furnace maintenance, a duct cleaning, or something else, the experts at OnTime Service are here to help with all your HVAC needs. Treat your furnace so it doesn’t trick you this fall. Contact us today by calling 205-942-1405 or online by filling out this form.