Before you know it, winter will be here, and we’ll be shoveling snow that is seemingly never-ending. When that time comes, you’ll need to rely on your heating system to keep your home toasty warm during the winter freeze.

Is your home ready for the cold that winter brings?

If you’re not sure that your home is quite ready to take on the cold, follow these preparation tips now to get it ready:

Furnace

Your furnace is the epicenter of heat for your home. There are a few things that you should check to ensure that your home stays at the right temperature.

These measures include:

Changing Your Filter

Changing your air filter is the simplest way to keep your HVAC system working correctly, but is one of the easiest maintenance measures to forget. With regular furnace air filter changes, you will help keep your home warmer and keep your home’s energy costs down.

Oil Your Furnace Blower

When it comes to your furnace’s function, the blower is an essential component. The blower motor keeps your heating system functioning. You’ll need to oil it yearly to keep it running smoothly.

Uncover Your Vents

When you’re ready to turn the heat on, double check that furniture, curtains or other objects are not blocking your heating vents. Uncovered vents will prevent any potential fire hazards in your home and keep your house at an optimal temperature.

Chimney

Inspect Your Chimney

Make sure to check your chimney for any obstructions like birds’ nests or debris that may have formed over the summer. Additionally, double check that there is no significant soot buildup, which can be a fire hazard.

If there is a significant sediment buildup in your chimney, give us a call to care of cleaning it out for you. If it’s been a few years since your last chimney inspection, our team can look it over to make sure everything is safe and running correctly.

Don’t forget, our team can evaluate your chimney for proper size and venting. We can also perform air quality testing to be sure your air is safe from dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulates, and other contaminants.

Thermostat

Lastly, prep your home for winter by making sure your thermostat is working properly. If your thermostat is not functioning correctly, it could affect the efficiency of your heating system. Test your thermostat by switching your thermostat from cooling to heating and check to make sure that it starts up as soon as you turn it on.

Contact Us Today

If you need help preparing your home for winter by getting a chimney or furnace inspection, give us a call today! Our team is ready to assist you in any way we can. You’ll see that we are the best in the business.