Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner. That means we’re moving closer to turning off our air conditioning units and turning on our furnaces. But how do you know if your furnace is ready to go the distance this winter? Following these four fall maintenance tips for your Coon Rapids furnace can help you get prepared for the cold weather season ahead.
Tip # 1: Replace Your Filter
Over the summer, your furnace air filter can start to get clogged with dust, debris, and pet dander. And a clogged filter can cause your system to work harder, but not necessarily smarter. Before you flip the switch and turn that furnace on, it’s best to replace your filter. A clean filter can help your system work more efficiently and when changed regularly, can expand the life of your furnace.
Tip # 2: Clean Your Vents
Your vents can get clogged and cluttered while you’re out having fun in the sun. Be sure to check for heavy drapery, furniture and other household items. And while you’re in the cleaning mode, you’ll want to check for dust and debris in your vents, as well. Cleaning in and around your vents will help keep you and your family warm on all winter long.
Tip # 3: Check Your Thermostat
Older thermostats can fail to read your home’s temperature correctly and don’t always work. Before you’re ready to turn on your furnace, be sure to check that your thermostat is working properly. If you’re unsure if your thermostat is in good working order, consider replacing it with an energy efficient programmable thermostat.
Tip # 4: Schedule a Tune Up
We recommend a yearly tune up to ensure your furnace is ready to keep your home warm and comfortable each winter. Scheduling an HVAC technician can help you trouble shoot any issues before the temperatures drop.
Here at Twin City Heating and Air, we offer a Comfort Care Package which includes a spring tune up for your AC, a fall tune up for your furnace, discounts on repairs if needed during your tune up appointment, and priority scheduling. If you’re ready to sign up for comfort care or to schedule your fall tune up, we’re ready to help.