Now that fall is in full swing, it’s time to start getting your heating unit ready for winter. Proactively maintaining your furnace is critical when temperatures get colder, and can save you thousands of dollars if you take these five simple precautionary steps. Be sure to call your friends at Abner Boiler and Heating Company to prepare for the looming cold.

Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

1. Filter Maintenance

Replacing your filter is a quick, easy, and inexpensive first step for ensuring that your unit is working properly. Changing a filter will clear up your ductwork, your HVAC unit, and your home.

2. Upgrade Your Unit

If you’ve been putting off replacing an old unit, consider calling Abner now while the weather is still manageable. Trying to replace a unit in the dead of winter can be a huge pain and an unpleasant experience for the whole family.

3. Wake Up the Heater

Start running the heating unit in the fall, before you really need it. Like most things, idleness is never a good thing. A heating unit can often take some time to loosen up.

4. Protect Your Equipment

An easy and inexpensive way to keep your AC unit free from damage in the cold is to cover it with a blanket. I know it sounds simplistic, but covering your outside unit can protect against potentially damaging frost and cold.

5. Call the Professionals

An inspection from Abner Boiler & Heating Company is only a fraction of the cost of a system failure, and can ensure that your unit is ready to go for winter. Most people only call their maintenance man when something goes wrong, but being proactive with your unit’s maintenance is much less expensive and will give you the peace of mind that you won’t be unexpectedly stranded without heat when you need it most.

These tips can be acted upon quickly and inexpensively, and are good to keep in mind as you begin to prepare for the coming months. Call Abner Boiler & Heating Company at (608) 274-3077 and let the experts help ensure that your unit is in the best possible shape for the inevitable temperature drop.