We might not want to face it, but fall is almost here. With the changing leaves and cooler temperatures, it won’t be long until we need to turn on our heat once again. Because it’s been a few months since you’ve done so, now is the perfect time to start thinking about furnace safety tips and what you need to do to prepare your system for the upcoming season. Read our best advice below, then call the Carrier® experts at Advanced Comfort Systems for assistance at 920-564-2333.
Our Keys to a Safe and Comfortable Fall
1. Check your thermostat
If your home has an older thermostat, check that it’s working correctly and accurately reading your home temperature. If it’s not, your furnace won’t run efficiently once you turn it on—and in extreme cases, you could be left without heat unexpectedly. Fall is the perfect time to consider upgrading your thermostat to a Wi-Fi-enabled version to maximize your home comfort once temperatures turn frigid.
2. Clean your vents
Open and unblocked vents are key to airflow and ensuring a warm house in cold weather. Check your registers and clean out any dust, pet fur, or other debris that may have settled inside. Move any furniture or window treatments that might be blocking the flow of warm air. Not only will this keep you more comfortable, but it will also reduce symptoms for family members who have allergies or asthma.
3. Install storm windows
Make the most of your home heat by installing storm windows to prevent warm air from leaking out. Fall is the perfect time to take care of this task since it’s not too cold outside yet.
4. Change your air filter
Check your air filter to make sure it’s not clogged. This helps keep your air cleaner and healthier while ensuring proper airflow. An extremely dirty filter can also be a fire hazard, so be sure to replace it every couple of months.
5. Clean your furnace room
Fall is a good time to check the room that houses your furnace and clean up any debris or flammable materials that you’ve stored there since last winter. Vacuum up any dust that’s accumulated in the area as well. Also, be sure to clear the area around your furnace.
6. Schedule furnace maintenance
The absolute best furnace safety tip is to schedule your annual maintenance if you haven’t had it done in the past year. The professionals at Advanced Comfort will be able to make small repairs and recommendations to keep your furnace working at its absolute best when you need it the most.
Stay Safe All Winter With Advanced Comfort
Advanced Comfort cares about your safety and comfort. That’s why we’re available to address your HVAC concerns at any time. Whether you have a simple question or are experiencing a problem with your furnace, we can help. All you need to do is call us at 920-564-2333 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you right away.