The impending winter means considering wintry things, like the holidays, weather proofing your home, getting your furnace ready to heat your home, etc. Preparing your furnace for the winter, however, is a major must-do. While you can do some furnace maintenance yourself, most of it should be left to a professional contractor.
This maintenance should never be put off, but rather, you should contact a professional to have your furnace serviced as early in the fall as possible. Routine servicing will help to ensure that your unit runs effectively all winter long.
Clean Around the Furnace
A not-so-obvious but important step you can take to get your furnace ready for the winter, doesn’t actually involve the furnace. This step is simply clearing out and cleaning the area around the unit. Items around the furnace can be fire hazards, and it’s even possible for really small items to become lodged inside of the unit, affecting certain mechanical parts and the system’s overall performance. Clearing and cleaning the area around the furnace will make it easier for a Saskatoon furnace expert to get to and service your unit, and improves the overall safety of your home.
Have the Furnace Serviced
Servicing should be scheduled as soon as the fall rolls around. With help from Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning, you can be sure that your unit is assessed and serviced carefully and efficiently. Our job is to check that the furnace is safe, efficient, clean, in operative condition, and capable of heating your home all winter long without failure. Our Saskatoon furnace team will also check that the gas is flowing into the unit undisturbed, and that there are no leaks in the unit or the gas line.
Change the Filter
A very important part of furnace maintenance is changing the filter. This is something that you yourself can do, or you can have your HVAC expert do it for you. That said, it’s important to change the filter every 1 to 3 months, depending on the type. You should also check the furnace every month to ensure that it’s clean and free of contaminants. Indications that the filter needs to be changed include, a filter that is grey or one that has visible dirt or dust.
Get your furnace set to perform this winter with furnace maintenance from our expert team. Call now to schedule an appointment!