3 Ways to Prepare Your Heating System for Winter
Have you taken steps to prepare your furnace for the winter? Odds are, you’re going to be relying on your heating system quite a bit while the weather’s cold, but you don’t want to be putting too much wear and tear on the appliance or be spending excessive amounts of money on your monthly energy bills. Fortunately, if you take some of these steps to get your furnace ready, you should be able to keep it both healthy and efficient this winter.
1. Replace the Air Filter
Before your furnace spreads warm air around your house, it has to pull the cold outside air through the air filter. As this filter catches and traps contaminant particles, this debris gradually builds up and can eventually cause a clog. When a blockage occurs, the furnace will struggle to pull air through, which wastes energy and is bad for the health of the appliance. Replace the filter now, and do it each month going forward.
2. Insulate the Attic
Attic insulation is important, partially because it acts as a barrier to prevent heat from escaping through your roofing. Without good insulation, you’ll lose a lot of warmth, which puts extra pressure on your furnace to compensate. Consider investing in spray foam insulation, which will need to be installed by a professional.
3. Schedule Furnace Maintenance
During a maintenance tune-up, the heating technician you hire will make adjustments to improve the energy efficiency and effectiveness of your furnace. The tune-up will also make malfunctions or a breakdown much less likely, meaning that you will save money both in the short and long terms. You should schedule one maintenance visit each year, and now is a good time to start.
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