How to Ensure that Your Furnace Is Ready for Cooler Weather

Inside a Natural Gas Furnace

Fall has arrived in full force, and temperatures around the Sacramento area will only get colder for the next several months. To stay comfortable this season, you should make sure your furnace is ready to go. Staying on top of maintenance is also important for reducing your heating costs and keeping your utility bill at a reasonable level.

Change the Filter
The filter in your furnace is responsible for protecting the appliance’s components and filtering the air inside your home. If you haven’t changed the filter since last heating season, your heater will have to work harder than necessary, driving up your heating costs. Experts recommend changing the furnace filter once every month during the heating season. If you’d rather not change the filter that often, consider a more substantial HEPA or electrostatic filter.

Check the Vents
Your indoor climate relies on a series of ducts, through which hot air travels from the furnace to the various vents in your home. If the vents are blocked by dirt or furniture, your system can’t heat your home as efficiently. You should also check your system’s exhaust flue and intake vent to make sure they aren’t being blocked by animal nests or plant debris.

Call a Professional
There are some furnace maintenance tasks that are best left to professional technicians. Instead of risking injury to yourself or damage to your furnace, schedule a professional furnace tune up every fall. A technician will make sure all the interior and exterior elements of your furnace are performing as they should. He can also catch small problems and address them before they become big, expensive problems.

The technicians of Ace Plumbing are qualified to perform repairs on all major furnace brands. Our level of expertise and our dedication to customer satisfaction has earned us the coveted A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To make sure the furnace in your Sacramento home or business is operating as well as it can this winter, call us at (916) 455-4548.

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