How to Prepare Your Furnace for the Winter

During the cold weather months, the last thing you want is the furnace in your home to suddenly stop working. Fortunately, this can easily be prevented if you know how to prepare your furnace for the winter.

With the following tips, you can ensure your furnace remains in proper working order all season long.

1. Have your furnace inspected by a professional

A professional inspection is one of the best ways to prevent your furnace from failing in the middle of winter. Before the temperature outside gets too cold, schedule an appointment with a professional furnace technician. Their inspection will be able to highlight any potential issues that may arise when you first turn your furnace on for the season.

2. Check and replace your air filters regularly

Most furnace technicians recommend changing the air filters in your furnace every 2 to 3 months. By also checking the filter frequently, you can monitor the amount of debris collected and determine the best time frame for replacement. A clean air filter ensures air can flow through properly and your furnace will not have to overwork to heat your home.

3. Clean debris and dust from burners and other moving parts

Over the summer months, debris and dust will collect on the burners and other parts within your furnace. Residue buildup on the burners could lead to blockages, rust, and other serious damage. In order to keep your furnace functioning for the entire winter, these essential components must be kept clean and free of dust.

Proper maintenance and care are essential to keep your furnace in proper working order when you need it most. So don’t let yourself get caught in the cold. Make sure you follow these important tips on how to prepare your furnace for the winter and stay warm all season long.

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