Fall is in the air. When it comes to fall, you probably have a few things on your mind. Things like falling temperatures, the changing colors of the leaves or maybe an occasional pumpkin spice latte. If you’re a homeowner, one big question you may have is how to winterize your home to ensure a cozy and warm home all winter long.
Whether this is your first winter in your new home or you have years of experience, there are some small steps you can take to keep your furnace humming and your home warm through our extreme Minnesota winters.
Tip # 1: Turn Your Furnace On Early
The best thing you can do for a warm and cozy winter is to turn your furnace on early. When the temperature is a little cool, test out your furnace. You will not only ensure your furnace is in working order but can listen for an unusual sounds on start up and call a professional before the first frost hits.
Tip # 2: Do a Little Clean Up
Cleaning up around your furnace will go a long way in extending the life of your furnace. Take some time now to clear a path to your furnace. Remove any flammable objects near your furnace and ensure the area is clean and dry.
Tip # 3: Replace your filter
Your filter is a key component that is easy to forget. Take the time as fall approaches to replace your filter as you kick off the heating season. Most filters should be replaced once a month and can prevent restricted air flow and increase your furnace efficiency.
Tip # 4: Check your heating vents
For your furnace to work optimally, it’s important to ensure that your heating vents remain clear. Do a walk-thru of your house and ensure all vents are free and clear. While you’re at it, take some time to clean your air vents and ducts.
Tip # 5: Get a professional tune-up
Nothing ensures a properly humming furnace like a yearly tune up. Here at Twin City Heating and Air, our technicians run through a 21-point tune up checklist to ensure your furnace is ready to work this winter. Scheduling is easy and our experts can help you pinpoint any problems before you need to turn on your furnace for good.
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