Can you believe that fall is just a few weeks away? 2020 has blown by in the blink of an eye, and before you know it, you’ll be putting away your swim trunks and tank tops and taking your cozy sweaters and winter jackets out of storage.
You’ll also be turning your air conditioner off for the remainder of the year and switching to your furnace, which means that it’s time to think about investing in a furnace service appointment for your home. Below you’ll find a few DIY tips you can use to prepare your furnace for the upcoming cold season, but there’s no substitute for an inspection from a professional HVAC company. Give Comfort Pros Heating and Cooling a call if you’d like an expert HVAC technician to take a look at your furnace before the temperature begins to drop!
4 Tips to Prepare Your Furnace for Fall
Make Sure It’s Working
Although this sounds like the most basic and obvious tip we can give you, it’s one of the most important. Think about it — do you want to find out that your furnace broke down over the summer on the first chilly day of September or October? By then, all of the Lee’s Summit HVAC companies are making their rounds for furnace repair appointments, and you might find yourself having to wait several more days before a technician can come to you. Instead of waiting until you need your furnace to find out that something’s gone wrong, take it for a test drive in the next few weeks and call our furnace repair experts if something doesn’t seem right.
Check the Filter
Your furnace’s filter collects dead skin cells, pet dander, dirt, and other particles that you don’t want circulating around your home. Even if you replaced your furnace’s filter before you shut it off for spring, you’ll want to check to ensure that it hasn’t become saturated over the course of the last few months.
You can easily check to see if your filter is dirty by comparing the current filter to a brand new one. If the current filter is discolored or saturated with dust, replace it with a new one and mark your calendar to replace it in 90 days.
Program Your Thermostat
When was the last time you checked to see if your thermostat is working properly? It may not seem like a big deal in theory, but an incorrectly programmed thermostat can cost you a significant amount of money in the long and potentially compromise your comfort. Your thermostat’s user manual will have calibration instructions you can reference, but you can always ask our HVAC technicians if you suspect that something’s not quite right.
Invest in a Furnace Service Appointment
Calling a reputable furnace repair company for an inspection is by far the best way to ensure that everything is in proper working order before you begin using your furnace regularly. If you call Comfort Pros Heating and Cooling for a service appointment, we’ll come to your home at a time that fits your schedule and take a thorough look at your furnace. We’ll thoroughly evaluate your furnace and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that you and your family are comfortable all year long.
We understand that this is a financially difficult time for many, so please don’t hesitate to ask about our affordable financing options. We offer 60-month financing plans for furnace installations and will always do whatever we can to help you access the HVAC maintenance services you need.
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