Preparing your furnace for cold weather
Back-to-school season often reminds us of what’s on the horizon—colder weather. Which means, now is a good time to think about preparing your home for winter, including your furnace.
A brief furnace inspection today could keep your system running worry-free throughout the winter. Here are a few things you can do on your own:
- Conduct a visual inspection of all outdoor vent and intake openings, checking for blockages from insects or environmental debris.
- Inspect and change your air filter. Inspection should be done at a minimum of every 3 months, to a maximum of every 6 months depending on filter type and environment, especially in homes with pets.
- Turn on your thermostat, switching it from cooling to heating to make sure the heat kicks on.
If you run into issues with any of the above, you should contact a licensed HVAC contractor to assist you.
The experienced team at A. Hattersley can help you do a more thorough inspection to avoid issues during the coldest months of the year. Our routine maintenance program dives deeper, ensuring that every component of your heating system is functioning properly, resulting in fewer emergency situations.
Our service technicians are backed by years of experience and can assess all aspects of your furnace from gas pressure valves and burners to heat exchangers and safety devices. With scheduled routine maintenance, you can avoid discomfort; reduce furnace failures; prolong equipment life; lower utility costs, promote healthy, clean air; and avoid the cost of replacement.