Getting ready for the Fall: 6 things you can do today
Are you wondering what you need for fall furnace preparation this season? Here are six tips you can do today to get your furnace ready for upcoming season.
1. Change your Furnace Filter
Give your furnace a clean start! Your filter has been working overtime this summer, it’s time to pop in a new one.
2. Schedule your fall furnace Tune Up
A tune up will ensure your HVAC system is working correctly and will detect any serious problems before winter arrives. (We currently have a $68 furnace tune-up special). Book your spot for a Furnace Tune Up at our Contact Us page or simply call us direct at 226-894-1000.
3. Adjust your Thermostat
Set the thermostat higher to conserve energy and stay comfortable as the summer-to-fall transition begins. If you have a programmable thermostat, it’s a good idea to examine the settings — to make sure they’re appropriate for the changing weather.
4. Clean and unblock all of your vents and registers
When your vent is blocked it can disrupt the airflow and reduce the heat that’s getting to the rest of your home.
5. Clear outside Debris
Check the areas around your unit and clear everything! It’s important to cut down your overgrown shrubs, vines and leaves that are in proximity to your unit. This will improve the efficiency of your unit and prevent breakdowns.
6. Switch your ceiling fan to clockwise
This moves the warmer air trapped at the very top of the room downwards towards the floor and along the wall. Therefore, making the room feel warmer and allowing you to adjust your thermostat to a more comfortable temperature = which in result can help you save money.
If you need to schedule a fall furnace tune up or believe it’s time to replace your old furnace, give us a call and we can help you transition into the fall/winter weather.
For more information on Furnace Maintenance in the home, check out this article from Master.ca.
Bonus Pro Tip – Cracked Heat Exchanger Information
A cracked heat exchanger in your furnace is not good. Which is why you need a Furnace Tune-Up done annually.
A cracked heat exchanger is consequential, as far as safety for your home goes! If there’s a crack in this component, the gases being burned off, such as carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide, could leak into your home. It can essentially cause an illness or death but to avoid this, get your annual furnace tune-up. It ensures that your heating system is running efficiently and safely.