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Making Furnace Ready For Winter

Oct 10 th

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The ideal time for preparing your furnace is before the winter sets in. You will want your furnace to function optimally in the cold season to keep you and your family warm, so you need to make sure it is ready. A breakdown during winter will be more inconvenient, take longer, and cost more. You'll be happier and warmer if you take time now to prepare your furnace for the winter months.Clean the room where furnace is located. Please remove any items that are on/near your heating unit to avoid a fire hazard and then check your carbon monoxide detector. Replace the existing batteries if required.

Replace air filters.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing air filters is the most important maintenance task for ensuring the efficiency of your seasonal appliance. You can find most replacement filters at your local hardware store, but you will need to know the size and type of your current filter before making a purchase. If the replacement filter does not fit properly, it could damage your system. All air filters are assigned a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV), a rating developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Evaluated on a scale from 1 to 16, the higher the MERV value, the more efficient the filter is at trapping airborne particles, increasing the efficiency of your unit. Be careful not to select an air filter with too high of a MERV rating as it may restrict air flow.

 Are ducts okey?

The furnace unit may work not good and harder than it should in case holes and rubbish or wastes are present in ductwork. We recommend to assign this task to our skillful specialists.

Clean up  vents.

After some time, vents accumulate dust and debris. This can block the openings and cause heating problems. Removing the vents and cleaning them with a wet cloth will help.

Quick test the furnace.

Now it’s time to run the unit. After turning it on,  listen carefully for alien sounds (could be banging or rattling). Also, you should check the thermostat to ensure that the appliance unit fills in each room with the same comfortable temperature.

Practice safety first.

Be sure to remove any clutter surrounding your heating unit to avoid a potential fire hazard and test your carbon monoxide detector, replacing the existing batteries if necessary.A brief inspection of your furnace today could keep your system running worry-free throughout the winter, especially older units. One of our qualified technicians can help you do a more thorough inspection to prevent system failure in the coldest season of the year.Feel free to dial us (415) 968-1958 to get assistance regarding furnace repair and appointment scheduling with our specs in order to get prepared in time for cold weather! 

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