Get your furnace ready for winter- Ugly Design
It’s hard to believe I am going to talk to you about getting your furnace ready for winter, when just a week ago it was 93 degrees in October. But before we know it, winter is going to arrive very fast and there may not be a lot of time to prepare.
Here are 8 tips to get your furnace ready for the fall. Some of these tips will need a service person take care of, but the tips themselves will help you to ask the right questions to determine if everything was done correctly.
8 Tips to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter
1.Turn on the thermostat. ... If you have a nest or bee hub you would switch this to the heat mode
2.Change the air filters. ... If you have been following my blog, we've talked about this many times and the value of a clean filter.
3.Cover the AC condenser. ... a cover over your outside unit really helps to keep sticks, leaves and debris out of the system. This can be a tarp that is strapped on or an actual cover made for your unit
Now this is where the service person will step in and prep your unit for the winter months.
4. Clean the heat exchanger...
5. Lubricate and clean the blower motor...
6. Test the igniter switch...
7. Inspect the chimney and carbon monoxide detectors. ... If you have either of these make sure you have them checked before you use them
8. If you have an oil-powered furnace, replace your filter and nozzle and check the tank level. Not too many of us still have an oil system, but if you do, make sure to check the above items, especially the tank level. You know the fuel will run out when you need it the most!