When we’re poking around in the basement, we don’t give the furnace a second thought; that is until the weather turns cold and it’s time to fire it up!
The last thing you want is for your heat to fail on the coldest night of the year when service calls cost a fortune. Here are a few tips that’ll help keep your furnace in tip-top shape:
Keep the area around the furnace clear of dust and obstructions and never store any kind of flammable material nearby.
Fix the Filter
Make sure to regularly clean or replace your air filter as dirty filters block airflow, which causes the furnace to work overtime.
Seal & Save
Seal up air leaks with caulking or weather strips and always open your drapes on sunny days and close them at night to keep the heat in.
Have your furnace serviced by a licensed technician as it will run more efficiently and help you avoid costly repairs.
Regular furnace maintenance will increase efficiency, reduce energy use and prevent general wear and tear. Think of it as an investment rather than an expense as it’ll help you avoid huge, unexpected repairs down the road.