Keep your home cozy, crisp, and comfy this fall by staying on top of heater maintenance. Use this guide to ensure your furnace is ready to keep you warm all winter long in Wellsville.

1. Start With the Filter

Put a new air filter in the furnace or clean the one that’s in it. Set a reminder to change the filter at least once every 60 days (or every two weeks for mini-split systems) during the winter. A technician can replace the filter for you if you’re not comfortable doing it.

2. Fix Air Leaks

Have a qualified technician check your home’s ductwork for air leaks. Sealing these leaks is crucial to improving your heater’s performance and efficiency.

3. Clean Vents and Registers

Walk through each room in your house, cleaning the vents and registers. Dirty and blocked vents restrict airflow, putting unnecessary strain on the heater.

4. Test the Thermostat

Set the thermostat to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Wait 10 to 15 minutes and use a separate thermostat to measure the room’s temperature. Almost identical values indicate a well-calibrated thermostat. If the difference is large, have a technician calibrate the thermostat for you.

5. Furnace Area Cleanup

Clean the area around the furnace. Clear away any clutter, particularly flammable materials, and remove any nearby large objects to ensure the system can maintain proper ventilation.

6. Test Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Does your home use gas for heat? If so, be sure to check all carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they’re working correctly.

7. Schedule a Furnace Inspection

Book an appointment for an annual furnace inspection. During the inspection, the technician will double-check all the maintenance you performed as well as clean the blower and motor to ensure your heating system can achieve optimal efficiency.

These autumn maintenance steps can help your furnace run effectively and consistently throughout the winter, keeping your house warm without skyrocketing your heating bills. Allow Mtn Valley Heating & Air Conditioning to assist with your furnace maintenance needs. We also offer heating and AC installations and repairs as well as indoor air quality assistance.

Book your yearly furnace check with Mtn Valley Heating & Air Conditioning today!

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