These Six Preventative Maintenance Tips Are Key to Heating Comfort

Posted: 2015-10-20

There are very few places with tougher winters than Minnesota. So, preparing your furnace in Woodbury, MN for winter and calling a furnace repair professional if needed is a must, to ensure that your furnace is working the day you turn on the switch. Here are six tips to prepare for winter:
 


Unplug

By unplugging your air conditioner, you prevent it from automatically turning on when the weather becomes warmer, or when the first warm day of Spring arrives. Pulling the plug solves this problem completely.

Clean 

You are most proactive when you call your local heating and cooling service professional to clean your furnace. This is especially important with older furnaces. This will ensure that dust, pet hair and grime are not making the furnace work harder than necessary. In addition, this is an opportunity for your service contractor to determine if there are currently other problems with your furnace.

Change 

Did you know that filters should be changed every 1-3 months? Most people forget this easy and inexpensive way to maintain your furnace. 

Thermostat

If you feel your energy bills are too high, the thermostat should be the first place that you should check. Damaged or older thermostats could show a false reading, resulting in extra energy use. Your heating and cooling professional near Cottage Grove, MN can determine if your thermostat is accurate. If this is the culprit of your high bills, they will switch out the old with a new, accurate thermostat. This is also a good time to really save on the budget by having your heating service provider install a programmable, energy-saving thermostat. The easy to use thermostat can be set to heat your home only when you are home. 

Clear 

Blocked air vents can not only prevent a room from being comfortable, but it can possibly overheat your furnace as well. Clear all furniture, appliances, toys or other items blocking your air vent.

Oil 

Any unpleasant noise screeching out of your furnace could mean that the furnace blower needs to be oiled. A heating and cooling professional, such as Rumpca Services, can examine the interior of your furnace and, if necessary, oil the furnace blow

 

 

Source:
(How to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter, dummies.com)

(How to Properly Prepare Your Furnace for Winter, homeguides.sfgate.com)



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