As temperatures drop, the last thing you want is to find yourself searching for extra blankets or huddling around a space heater if your furnace gives out. While you can’t prepare for every uncertainty and surprise that may involve your furnace or heating system, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of being without heat at the worst possible moment.
Clean and Replace Filters
The purpose of any type of filter is to keep icky stuff from getting into your heater. If you have a gas furnace, clean or replace filters before you start using it for the season. For heaters that are used a lot, especially if you have a larger or older home, make periodic checks of your filter to make sure it’s not clogged with dirt and debris. Look for the following indications that you may have a clogged or dirty filter: Continue reading