During the warmer months of the year, your furnace goes dormant, which often means that you may forget all about it. However, improper furnace care during this time can cause problems once the equipment is needed again. Here are a few simple tips to help you avoid any issues:
Schedule a Maintenance Check
If you want to keep your furnace running efficiently and extend its operational life span, then you should definitely make plans for an annual maintenance check with a qualified HVAC technician. The best thing about having your furnace checked during the summer season is that you’ll miss the rush brought on by the colder months.
Check the Filter Before the Season Begins
Even if you’re the type to religiously check the air filter each month as you should, there’s a good chance that some time has passed before the end of the previous winter season. If this is the case, take a look at it for possible cleaning or replacement needs at some point during the spring or summer season.
Relight the Pilot Light
There’s a good chance that your pilot light will inexplicably go out at some point before winter arrives. All you need to do is check it out and relight it in the event that this has happened. If you’re unsure of how to do that, refer to the furnace’s owner’s manual or call an HVAC tech.
Remove Any Obstructions
Since you haven’t been using the furnace, there’s a chance that you or someone else has placed objects nearby. This can cause the blockage of airflow and even create a fire hazard. So, be sure to remove any obstructions from around your furnace. It’s also a good time to check around the registers and vents too.
Furnace care during the warm season will help keep the system ready for when you need it most. If you have any questions about this or any other HVAC-related topic, reach out to the professionals at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been handling the needs of the Indianapolis community and the surrounding areas for more than 50 years.