Question: The weather is getting colder and colder, how can I prepare my furnace for winter?

Posted on: November 13th, 2013 by zach
Vancouver Furnace Inspection and Repair

Answer:

When it starts getting cold, you don’t want to turn on the furnace only to discover that it’s not working. Your best bet is to hire a professional to have them inspect, clean and check for unhealthy gases to ensure everything is in order. However, there are a few simple steps you can take right now to get ready for winter.

Check all the vents around your home and open them if they are closed. Ensure that any household items are not sitting on top or in front of your air vents. This can dramatically reduce the efficiency of your furnace by impeding airflow. Remove any items near the furnace to avoid any potential fire hazards. Check your furnace filters regularly and consider changing them if they are in dirty or in poor condition. You can also upgrade to a HEPA filter which will increase the energy efficiency of your furnace. Changing your furnace filters regularly will ensure a high standard of air quality in your home.

It is also important to have carbon monoxide and radon detectors installed and inspected for everyone’s safety.

Call Ashton Service Group to schedule a quote for your furnace inspection. And if your furnace isn’t working at all we can send an expert to fix your furnace so your Vancouver area home can be comfortable again!

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