While you may not have your furnace running yet this season, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need to. It’s a smart idea for you to be sure your furnace is in good working condition now, before winter hits.
What can you do to get your furnace ready?
- Turn your furnace on by switching your thermostat from “off” or “cool” to “heat.”You may notice a burning smell, and this is completely normal. It’s just the system burning off the dust that collected inside it during spring and summer. The odor will be gone after you’ve run your heater a few times.
- Make note of any strange banging or clicking sounds you might hear.
- Change your furnace filter. Not sure what size you need? Check your heating system’s owner’s manual to find out, and replace the filter regularly during the heating season.
- Schedule routine maintenance with a heating professional. That’s when many potential problems can be caught and taken care of before they result in a system breakdown.
Pivotal Home Solutions offers affordable and comprehensive Heating Maintenance Plans for homeowners. It’s important to schedule your heating maintenance early so you can beat the rush! Appointments fill up fast.