The below 0 temperatures have arrived!
This means that people all around the Maritimes are turning on their heat and trying to stay warm. After months of staying dormant, your furnace needs a little bit of love and care before it is expected to work day in and day out, keeping you and your loved ones cozy. It is up to you (and us!) to follow a few steps to keep your furnace in great condition and working order.
1. Remove Hazards
Over the summer months, you may have stored boxes and other items in front of the furnace and its registers. Take a look around your house and make sure nothing is in the way and your registers are clear of dust. This will help to prevent fire and keep you and your house safe.
2. Inspect the Parts
Open up your furnace and take a look at how everything inside will work. Make sure the parts are in good shape and make sure they are free from dust as well. If you don’t understand a furnace or how it works, ask us at Netco to come in and help you – we know exactly what to look for!
3. Replace Air Filter
It is extremely important to replace your air filter every year so that your family is breathing in air that is safe for the house and their lungs. Once again, we are happy to help with this.
4. Have Your Ducts Cleaned
To go along with the air filter, have your ducts cleaned once a year. This is the way to ensure that there are no hazards in the ducts and everything can flow through your residence freely and safely.
5. Check Alarms
Check that your fire alarm, monoxide alarms, and thermostat are working. This is a great time to change the batteries and know that if anything should go wrong, your household will be alerted immediately. Only then are you ready to turn on your furnace!
Furnaces are a great way to stay warm this winter, but it is also important to take all steps to ensure your safety while the heat is on. Whether it’s a maintenance check to make sure things are in working order, or a problem comes up that you are unsure of how to fix, Netco Electric Ltd. is here to help! Give us a call and we will make sure you stay toasty warm this winter season.