winter

 

It is important to take proper care of the furnace in the winter. The last thing you will want is for the heat to go out on a cold, blustery day. Make sure that you are following the maintenance schedule for your HVAC and heating system. This should include checking the ductwork, thermostat, furnace features, and the filter. If you notice any odd noises or sounds, it will indicate an issue. When you hear a grinding or screeching noise, make sure that you contact us. Check the issue right away can help prevent further damage in the long run as well. If a problem is ignored, it can lead to other parts becoming damaged or failing as well. The heat may also suddenly go out, leaving your home colder than you desire.

Thermostat

Check the thermostat to ensure that the actual temperature and the set temperature are almost the same. A couple degrees difference is nothing to worry about, as sometimes the home has not warmed up to that yet. If there is a significant difference, then there could be an issue with the thermostat. Like any other appliance, the thermostat can fail. There could be a short in the system, or it could fail from age and wear. You will always want the home to be the temperature you set, especially during the colder winter months.

Check the Filter

In the winter, remember to check the filter often. This is because your home will be closed up tighter than it is the rest of the year. You will want to make sure that the filter is clean and clear of any build up of debris. This can put extra strain and stress on the furnace system. When there is extra strain, then other internal parts will work harder and might start to fail quicker as well.