We are still enjoying warm summer afternoons, but fall is right around the corner. While you may still be running your air conditioner rather than your furnace, now is the time to make sure your home and furnace are ready for winter. By properly preparing now, you can ensure that you stay warm this winter and reduce your energy bill.
How do you get your furnace and home ready for the season? Follow this simple checklist:
Check and Change your Filters
Your filters have been working along with your air conditioner all summer. They need to be ready for your furnace! Check them regularly and replace them whenever needed.
Have your furnace inspected and serviced now!
This is the best time to have your furnace professionally inspected. A reliable company like Vision Mechanical in Kelowna will inspect your furnace and its components and can recommend any servicing or cleaning needed for the season. By doing this early in the fall you can beat the rush and ensure that your system is in top shape before the first cold snap. A well maintained furnace will also last longer, saving you considerable money in replacement costs.
Have your thermostat checked
While you are having your furnace inspected, ensure that you have your thermostat checked. If your thermostat is not working correctly your heating system might not work as effectively as it should. Your furnace inspection should include this important step.
Check your heating vents for clear airflow
Take a look at all of your air vents to ensure they are clear and haven’t been covered by rugs, storage or furniture. It is important to have clear airflow in all areas of the home to ensure your heating is efficient.
Have your furnace or duct work cleaned if needed
If your furnace inspection recommends a cleaning of your furnace or any of the components of your heating system, ensure you have it done early in the fall. This important step will increase your energy efficiency and ensure that you are breathing the cleanest air possible in your home. Again, by doing it early you can beat the rush and schedule it when it is most convenient for you
Check window and door seals
You can lose a lot of heat from your home through improper or old door and window seals. Check around all of your doors to ensure that they seal completely and inspect your window seals to make sure heat can’t escape easily. A well-sealed home will reduce energy costs and allow your furnace to work much more efficiently.
Set up a maintenance plan
The easiest way to ensure that your furnace runs smoothly is to book a regular maintenance plan with a heating expert. Knowing that a professional technician is regularly inspecting and maintaining your furnace and heating system ensures that you don’t need to worry about an untimely breakdown or unexpected maintenance costs. Contact the professional team at Vision Mechanical in Kelowna today and we can provide you with a free estimate and overview of our service plans. A maintenance plan from Vision Plumbing, Heating and Cooling will ensure that all of your heating needs are well looked after this fall and winter!
Follow these easy tips and the transition from summer to fall will be easy. You can look forward to the first cool nights with peace of mind, knowing that your heating system is ready for the season!
Vision Mechanical 778-760-1328 for all your plumbing, heating and cooling needs.