Winter Preventative Maintenance Tips
Sources are telling us that this winter will be colder than last winter. Is your heating system prepared? Most warranties on equipment state that yearly preventative maintenance is to be done by a licensed contractor. Start your heating season off with a precision tune-up and new filters.
Clean filters save you money by not only filtering the air you breathe, but also protecting your furnace from dust, debris and animal hair; which can cause damage to the components making them work harder – therefore, costing you money in higher operating costs.
This is also a good time to replace the batteries in your thermostat. Most thermostats use batteries to operate or retain programmed information in case of a power outage.
You should also seal up any gaps or holes in your ductwork to help with airflow. Otherwise, your warm air will be heating your attic or crawl space instead of your living space.