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Getting your furnace ready for winter is a crucial step towards making sure your furnace operates safely and efficiently. Follow these three tips for making sure your furnace is ready for the winter months.

Professional Inspection

The first step to furnace preparedness is getting an annual furnace inspection and maintenance check. Unless you are a professional with expertise in furnace inspection and maintenance, do not attempt this yourself. Rely on reputable HVAC professionals to inspect and maintain your furnace. It is best to do this before turning on the furnace the first time of the season. If you already turned your furnace on, it is not too late for a furnace inspection and maintenance checks.

An article in the Chicago Tribune written by an Angie’s List contributor indicates that having an annual furnace inspection prolongs the life of the furnace, reduces your energy bills and lowers health risks to family members, such as carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless. When individuals experience exposure to carbon monoxide gas from a furnace leak, symptoms potentially include dizziness, nausea, headaches, and death. 

Change Filter

Another step in preparing you’re your furnace for winter includes regularly changing the furnace filter. Changing furnace filters is a tip that is recommended every three months. Some professionals suggest changing your filter every month. Several sources indicate that changing the furnace filter is one of the most important tips for maintaining your furnace between visits from an HVAC specialist to conduct your annual furnace inspection and maintenance checks. Failing to change your furnace filter potentially clogs ductwork, reduces indoor air quality and makes your furnace work harder.

Keep Furnace Area Cleared 

Do not store anything near your furnace. Never store out-of-season clothing, sports equipment, household chemicals or other combustible items near the furnace. Keep the furnace area completely clear of all belongings and debris.

Follow these three tips and enjoy the warmth of your furnace knowing that your furnace is safe and efficient throughout the winter.

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The phrase first impressions are lasting impressions rings true with Daniel VanderHyde. He rescued us one Saturday morning after we tried “fixing” our leaky shower faucet ourselves. Hoping he could not only undo what we’d done, but be able to fix it without it being a major project was our biggest concern. And he did just that! We were very impressed with the pride and care he put into his work; he was truly a professional.

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