Is Your Furnace Winter-Ready

October 7, 2021

Is Your Furnace Winter-Ready

As the summer season is coming to an end and winter is just around the corner, we must prepare ourselves for the harsh weather conditions approaching. Winter in Canada is extremely harsh yet exciting. You see snow everywhere and experience snow storms taking over Canada every now and then. In order to enjoy the winter season you need to be prepared beforehand or else the enjoyment can turn into stress and tension.

Your Furnace plays an important role in keeping you and your family cosy and warm in the extreme winter season. So, the first thing you need to do before winter arrives is check your furnace. In extreme cold weather the last thing you want is for your furnace to stop working. Hence, it’s important that you check your furnace beforehand. Your best bet is to call an HVAC professional and have them come out and inspect your furnace.

Here are some tips to help you get your furnace ready for winter.

Clean Or Replace Its’ Filters

Preferably your furnace filter should be changed every three months. It’s better to change the filter before the winter period. Make sure there is no dust and debris in your furnace filter to improve the efficiency of your furnace.

Pro tip: summer is the best time to buy furnace filters and other winter essentials at a low price.

Clean Your Burners Of Dust and Debris

During the summer season dust and debris can accumulate on the burner of your furnace. Therefore, before winter starts ensure that your furnace burner is clean. While cleaning your burner check for any signs of rust.

Oil The Motor And Check The Blower Belt

The backbone of your furnace is the motor and blower belt. They both need to be in good working condition, as they are responsible for distributing the warm air throughout your home. Check your blower belt for any signs of wear or tear, and oil its motor components at least once a year. A well-oiled machine will work smoothly throughout the winter.

Keep Heating Vents Clear

If your heating vents are blocked it can lead to a serious fire hazard. So, always double check your heating vents to ensure that there is nothing blocking them. Heating vents are responsible for circulating warm air throughout your home. But when the heat can’t not find a way to escape it overheats the furnace leading to a potential fire hazard.

Make Sure That Your Thermostats Are Working Properly

The efficiency of your furnace depends upon its thermostat. If the thermostat is not working properly it will affect the heating system of your furnace.Therefore, it’s important that you check your thermostat before winter. To check if your thermostat is working properly, turn on your furnace and see how it responds. If it’s not working properly, call a professional and get it fixed before winter starts.

Call A Professional To Clean Your Furnace Before The Winter Season Starts

Professional HVAC contractors are very busy during the winter season. So, it will be difficult to get one booked in the winter. Hence, you should call a professional before the winter season starts. Hiring a professional to clean and maintain your furnace will help you save money in the long run. The professional will clean your furnace and make sure that your furnace is functional, energy-efficient, and safe to use.

About Nor-Can Heating & Air

Nor-Can Heating & Air is an HVAC expert based in Edmonton. We offer installation, repair, and replacement services for all kinds of heating systems, including furnaces and air conditioning units. From small repairs to installation, we’ll be happy to take care of your HVAC systems. Contact us for more details.

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