Your Pre-Winter Furnace Checklist

Nov 26, 2021 | Uncategorized

Having a dependable furnace during the winter is essential when you live somewhere with unpredictable weather conditions like Ohio. But, surprisingly, turning your furnace on for the season isn’t just as simple as a flip of a switch; it requires maintenance and care.

Below is a checklist provided by our NATE-certified technicians at Five Star Heating & Cooling Dayton to help prepare your residential furnace for the upcoming winter months. 

Prepare your A/C For Winter

Preparing your AC for winter can help protect your equipment from the unpredictable weather Ohio brings. However, during the winter months, leaving your cooling equipment uncovered can leave for damaged parts or a complete shutdown of your AC come springtime. So, be sure to cover the top of your AC unit to keep it from freezing over. 

Clean or Replace Filters 

When your furnace is running and circulating air, debris, dust, and other contaminants start to get trapped inside the furnace’s filter. Over time, these contaminants will build up, and if your air filter is not changed soon enough, your equipment may be prone to insufficient airflow, damages, or hazards.

Ensure Open and Clear Airways

Good quality airflow assures your home will circulate air and regulate temperatures properly. Clean and clear all vents that are uncovered throughout your home. This will guarantee the air in your home is distributed correctly.

Tidying Up The House

When it becomes colder outside, you may begin to spend more time indoors. Therefore, wintertime is the best opportunity to tidy up your home to ensure no dirt, debris, or other fragments that could affect your indoor air quality.

Call For A Professional’s Help

Although you can do things to care for and maintain your furnace on your own, it is always best to get it checked up by an HVAC professional. An HVAC technician will be able to perform routine maintenance and a safety check on your furnace. In addition, our experts will identify any issues that you may not be able to catch or repair. 

Your family relies on your home’s furnace to keep your home feeling warm and comfortable every winter. So why not show your heating equipment some love and care? By following this helpful pre-winter furnace checklist, your heating equipment has the opportunity for a longer lifespan and savings on heating costs.

Call Five Star Heating & Cooling Dayton today at (937) 708-8278, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!