Maintaining Your Furnace in the SummerAs a homeowner, it’s a safe bet that you’re always looking for ways to protect your home. While it may seem a little strange to focus on your furnace during the summer, it’s the best time to do it. We’ll get you started by providing you with a few quick tasks to put on your to-do list:

Perform Scheduled Maintenance

To keep your furnace operating smoothly and to ensure top-notch energy efficiency, you definitely want to make sure you’re hiring a professional technician to perform annual maintenance. You’ll even improve the system’s longevity if you stick with a regular schedule.

Change the Filter

When the last winter ended, we’re guessing that you didn’t check the filter one last time. Summer is the perfect time to do this. If the filter is dirty, you have plenty of time to get it replaced so that you’re all ready to go once the colder months of the year get here. And don’t forget — once winter arrives, you should check the filter each month and replace it as needed.

Clean It Up

Like all things, your furnace gets dirty over time. This dirt and debris can clog up the system, impeding its operation very quickly. Summer is a great time to clean up the furnace before it’s in operation again. Just be careful that you unplug the system before you get near any wires.

Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer”. For the safety of your family, it’s imperative that you test your carbon monoxide detector on a regular basis. This is especially important before you begin using the furnace again, because the last thing you want to do is not to be ready for a potential leak. Even if your furnace is in perfect shape, you simply don’t want to take the chance.

For more expert advice on how to protect your home by taking care of your furnace over the summer, please reach out to the friendly professionals at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Indianapolis for over 40 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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