The temperatures outside may still be summer-like, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about your furnace and prepare it for the colder days ahead. In fact, now is the perfect time to give it some attention since you likely won’t need it for another month or two. Abner Boiler & Heating Company has seen time and again where homeowners wait until it’s cold enough to turn on their furnace for the first time of the season, only to discover there’s an issue. Let’s explore three things you can do right now to prepare your furnace for the fall and winter months.
1. Test Your ThermostatOne of the first things you should do is test your thermostat. Turn your furnace on, and set the temperature slightly higher than your current room temperature. Check that your furnace cycles on and off as it should a few times before you turn it back off. If everything doesn’t work properly, you might need to call an expert.
2. Change Your FilterUnless you have changed your air filter within the last few months, go ahead and change it. This will not only help your furnace to run more efficiently, it will help you to maintain good indoor air quality inside your home. When your air filter becomes clogged, your HVAC system has to work harder.
3. Schedule a Service Check
A service check can catch any minor issues before they become larger problems or even a complete breakdown. When you get your furnace serviced before the peak season, you will ensure it will be ready to run when you need it. Annual maintenance helps increase your unit’s efficiency and life, saving you money on your electric bill.
Schedule Maintenance Today
Abner Boiler & Heating Company will help you maintain a comfortable temperature in your home year-round, regardless of how it feels outside. We have offered our furnace, heat pump, and boiler and radiant floor heating installation and repair since 1961. Contact us today at (608) 274-3077 to schedule an appointment or request a free estimate for our services. We serve homeowners in Dane County and the surrounding areas of Madison, Wisconsin, including Waunakee, Fitchburg, Sun Prairie, and Stoughton.