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How to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

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Before the Cold Sets In

The days are getting shorter and chillier as the seasons begin to change. The cold is on its way and whether you like it or not, soon you’ll be seeking shelter at home to avoid those harsh winter conditions.

Your furnace is responsible for keeping your home warm during the fall and winter months and if something is off, you’re bound to be uncomfortable or pay a fortune in utility bills due to an inefficient system.

Read on to discover how to set your furnace up for a cost-effective and successful winter season.

Turn It On

This may seem like the most obvious statement ever, but in order to assess how your furnace is doing, you must first turn it on. It hasn’t been used since the spring, after all! Change the thermostat to ‘heating’ and set the temperature a few degrees warmer. If the heat doesn’t kick on after a few minutes, there may be an issue with the connection.

Change Air Filters

We always preach the importance of changing your air filters regularly and the changing of the seasons is the perfect time to do so! Replacing the filter will help your system work more efficiently and will keep pollutants out of your home’s air. Remember to change the filter again every three months.

Schedule Maintenance

Just like with your car, your furnace needs to be regularly maintained by a professional. Scheduling an appointment with your HVAC technician twice a year, even if nothing seems to be wrong, could save you from having big problems on your hands down the line.

During this appointment, they will clean and inspect the unit, setting it up for a great heating season ahead. These services also allow technicians to take note of - and maybe even repair - any small problems that could become bigger and more expensive if not cared for.

Furnace Tune-Up in Dayton, OH

Equip your home with a furnace that will last throughout the cold winter months ahead. Schedule your furnace maintenance with Korrect Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today by calling (937) 837-2333, or contact us online.