If you are anything like us, chances are you want to prepare your furnace for the intense Evansville winter that is bound to hit sooner rather later. If you are interested in saving a bit of money and remaining warm through the coldest months of the year, there are some things you need to know.
There are a few basics to ensuring your furnace is prepared for the winter. For example, the most basic tip even a professional can offer is to check and change your filter at least once per month. Over time, especially from heavy use, your HVAC filter will begin to build up a ton of crud. This will not only look gross but also decrease the air quality within your home, causing discomfort for all those who live there. Nobody wants that to happen, of course!
- Burners – While doing your own inspection of the furnace, consider checking out the furnace burners to ensure they are clean of any debris or dust that may have accumulated during the summer. It is important to check the burners before the winter strikes.
- Oil – If needed, oil the furnace blower before winter hits. It should be oiled at least once per year, which can be done at the start of winter. The blower should not make any noise when it kicks on.
If you are uncomfortable performing your own inspection or maintenance – and that is completely fine – feel free to call in an HVAC professional to prepare your furnace for the coming winter. Trained technicians are available to run a full diagnostics test on your HVAC system, seeking out any weak points that need to be repaired or replaced.