Winter weather means relying on your furnace or heating system more heavily, and when something goes wrong with it, your family can be left in a lurch. To make sure you are always able to have a warm, comfortable home, focus some effort on maintaining your furnace this winter. Here are some things you need to do to keep it in good repair and functioning efficiently all season long.

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1. Change the Furnace Filter

One of the best steps you can take to improve your furnace’s function and the indoor air quality in your home is replacing your furnace filter. Every time your furnace runs, it picks up gunk and debris that are circulated back through your home. Replacing it every month during the winter will optimize the efficiency of the furnace while reducing the amount of dust and grime that recirculates through your home.

2. Clean the Vents

Are the vents for your HVAC system looking a little dirty? Take them off and give them a scrub, or vacuum them. This will allow the air from the furnace to circulate more easily, and it will also help you with dust, because the air vents won’t be blowing more dust into the air when your furnace runs.

3. Check the Thermostat

It’s easy to forget about your thermostat. This winter, make sure it’s operating as you expect. Change the batteries if you haven’t in a while, and check the connectivity to any apps that are running a smart thermostat. Double-check that it’s set where you need it to be set to protect the efficiency of your home’s systems.

4. Add Some Insulation

Insulation is helpful to reduce energy bills and wear-and-tear on your furnace. Check the attic, basement, and crawl space, and add insulation in these areas if it’s needed. This will let your furnace work a little less hard, so it will last longer. Your attic insulation should cover all floor joists. If you can see any, then you need to add a bit.

5. Schedule a Furnace Checkup

If you didn’t have one done at the start of the heating season, now is the time to schedule a furnace checkup. Having your furnace inspected by a qualified HVAC pro will give you the confidence that it’s running as efficiently as possible. At your inspection, the professional will check for any problems that could lead to a breakdown later. By fixing these problems, you will be able to be proactive about repairs, so you don’t suffer from an unexpected and unwanted breakdown.

If you are ready to take the next step and protect your furnace for efficient winter service, Blind & Sons can help. We have a team of qualified technicians standing by to help. Let us take care of that annual tune-up or give you advice for efficient operations.

Schedule a tune-up or give us a call to learn more about our furnace services. You can call (330) 753-7711 or schedule service online to give your furnace the best chance at a warm, productive winter.