As outside temperatures begin to drop and the leaves start to turn, you may be thinking about getting a list together of all the things you need to do to get ready for the fall weather and make your home warm and comfortable. One of the items that should be on the top of the list, but one that is often neglected is checking your furnace ahead of time to make sure it is in operating correctly. Many a homeowner has suffered the consequences of leaving this very important task to the last minute only to realize that their furnace is performing poorly which essentially leaves you and your family out in the cold.
Turning On Heat After Summer
Change the Air Filter – The first thing that will need to be done before turning on your furnace for the first time is checking and changing your furnace’s air filter, especially if you or a family member suffer from allergies. Keeping your air filter changed regularly ensures that your furnace will heat quickly while keep dust and allergens in check.
Set Thermostat to “Heat”: While this may seem like a no brainer, many homeowners forget to do this. Set your thermostat to heat ahead of time before you turn the unit on. Doing so will make sure that your systems are fully operational and working correctly to keep your home warm and comfortable when you need it the most.
Clean the Burners: During the summer months when your furnace is literally lying dormant it becomes trapped with dust and dirt. When you turn on your burners the dust burns off leaving an unpleasant odor which can quickly permeate throughout your home. To avoid unpleasant odors simply wipe off the burners before turning your furnace on for the first time.
Check Blower and Add a Coat of Oil: After sitting unused for months at a time, some of the components within your furnace may fall into a state of disrepair causing the unit to malfunction. Take a moment to examine your blower and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to apply oil so that the parts move smoothly. When you are ready to turn on the furnace, take note of any unusual sounds coming from your blower. If you hear something that doesn’t sound right, contact your Knowledgeable Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning professional for assistance.
Uncover Heating Vents: Take a quick inventory of your heating vents and make sure that none of them are obscured by furniture or other items. You should also move any items that have been temporarily stored around your furnace. Blocked vents obstruct the air flow and prevent the heat from adequately warming your space, and any items stored around your furnace can become a potential fire hazard.
Test Safety Monitors: If you don’t already have them, you should install smoke, carbon dioxide and radon detectors in your home. Before turning on your furnace, check all of the batteries in the monitors and test your detectors to make sure they are in good working order.
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