Preparing Your Furnace for the Winter Season
Professional servicing is an important part of getting your furnace ready for the heating season. The annual furnace inspection and maintenance routine helps to ensure optimum performance and safety.
A well maintained furnace tends to be one that is also more cost-efficient. Having your HVAC technician in to prepare your furnace for winter can also help your heating system to last longer.
Safety and Function Inspection
A professional inspection for furnace safety and function is a good starting point in the process of preparing your Denver, CO heating system for winter.
During an inspection, the technician will check the condition of the flue and other parts, looking for rust, damage, soot.
Collected soot can indicate that fuel isn’t burning properly, a sign that something needs to be adjusted, repaired or replaced. The technician will take a look at the color of the flame, another means of assessing burn quality.
Burn quality is important, as a poor burn can contribute to carbon monoxide build-up. Other areas of heating system inspection include checking the condition and function of vents, making sure that the ducts are clear and in good repair, and taking a look at the blower belts.
There are certain tasks, such as replacing filters, that you can expect to need to be done every year. Another task that your furnace technician will do during your annual heating season furnace preparation is a thorough cleaning of the burning chamber.
This area tends to collect dust and should be cleaned before starting the furnace for the first time at the beginning of the season.
This is the time that any worn parts should be replaced, avoiding a furnace failure when it is really cold. Taking care of routine maintenance before the heating season is in swing helps to keep your overall heating costs down, as your furnace will be more fuel efficient when it is running properly.
Don’t wait until the weather report warns of freezing temperatures to make your winter season furnace check appointment. The busy season has already begun at that point and scheduling is likely to be tight.
Instead, schedule early, so that in case there is a problem, you can be sure that your furnace will be at its safest and best when you need it.
Ensure that your furnace is in working order before the winter frost! Call Express Pros Heating, Cooling, & Electric?at 303-420-0420 now to winterize your Denver?home early.