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Preparing Your Furnace for Winter

Tips to prepare your furnace for winter

Since your heating system or furnace will probably be running constantly throughout the winter, here are some things you should consider doing every year:

  • Maintain your furnace for efficiency.
  • Schedule regular furnace inspections and maintenance.
  • Routinely replace the furnace filter.
  • Check for leaks to help prevent carbon monoxide from entering your home.
  • Change the battery and set the programmable thermostat.

If the temperature in your home is dropping and your boiler system radiators are hot, or you have hot air coming out of your vents with furnaces, there is no need to worry. Your furnace is doing all it can. Make sure that your heating system continues to operate.

Remember, if the temperature drops in your home, the furnace may not be able to recover until temperatures rise and the wind-chill diminishes. Put your thermostat on hold 70 degrees Fahrenheit or higher so the furnace does not strain to catch up.