Freezing temperatures will have you putting the heat on in your Indianapolis home soon enough. Before this frigid weather arrives, make sure your furnace will be able to handle it. The following tips can help you prepare your home heating system for winter.
Get a New Filter
If you haven’t checked your filter on a regular basis, it’s most likely covered with dust and other kinds of debris. Put a brand new filter in to ensure that your heating system can run as efficiently as possible this winter. This lowers the risk of having it break down and decreases your energy bills. Having a new filter also improves your home’s indoor air quality, which reduces the risk of respiratory problems.
Set Up a Maintenance Appointment
Have an HVAC technician inspect your heating system and do maintenance on it. During this appointment, the technician can look for early signs of problems that could cause your furnace to stop working properly. Finding these problems early and having them taken care of them right away helps prevent you from having major problems with your furnace.
Check Your Thermostat
It’s not just your furnace that you have to worry about this winter. If your thermostat isn’t working right, it could cause your heat to run more often than it needs to, which leads to excess wear and tear. Run your thermostat to make sure it shows the correct temperature and heats your home effectively.
Open and Clean Heating Vents
Open all of the heating vents in your home, which helps your heating system work more efficiently. Wipe down the outside of these vents, and make sure that no objects are blocking them, especially if you have floor vents.
Check the Exhaust Flue
Take a look at the outdoor exhaust flue to see if any items are obstructing it. Get rid of any twigs, nests or other debris that might impede airflow.
If your furnace could use some maintenance, contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing for an appointment. We’ll make sure your Indianapolis home stays warm all winter long.
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