Fall is when the temperatures begin to drop, and your home can become colder throughout the day and night. Most people start to use their furnaces more frequently to create a cozy and warm setting, which makes it necessary to get your furnace in order. This guide explains a few steps to take before you turn on your furnace in your home in Davidsonville, MD.
Change the Air Filters
The air filters determine how much airflow the furnace has as it operates. It’s necessary to replace the filters to avoid using too much energy while heating the space. Changing the filters will also prevent any dirt in the old filter from circulating into the home, affecting your indoor air quality.
Switch the Thermostat
Start by changing the thermostat from cooling to heating, and adjust it to a few degrees higher than the current temperature in the room. You should hear the appliance turn on; otherwise, you need to check to see if all the wire connections are secure and in place. You can also turn on the power source to the furnace before you decide to call a professional to diagnose the issue.
Clean the Heat Exchanger
Hire a qualified service technician to brush and vacuum the heat exchanger while checking for any cracks that may be present. If the service technician finds cracks, you’ll need to repair the parts to prevent carbon monoxide from leaking into your home in the fall.
Understanding what steps you need to take before turning your furnace on can allow it to operate more efficiently throughout the cooler seasons. Contact us at Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc., to schedule maintenance and an inspection to get it ready for frequent use on your property in Davidsonville, MD. We’ll help you maintain high efficiency and enjoy lower heating bills.
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