Prevent a Furnace Disaster this Winter Season
One: Failing to Test a Home’s Furnace in the Autumn
Many of our customers wait until the first snowstorm of winter to turn on their Overland Park home’s furnace because they want to save money on their utility bills.
That is a bad time to learn that a home’s furnace is not working because of a defective blower or thermostat.
Our heating and cooling technicians recommend testing a furnace in the autumn to verify that it is working optimally.
Make sure to set the thermostat at a comfortable temperature and listen to the sounds the furnace makes as it turns on.
If the furnace makes whistling noises, then turn it off quickly because there is a broken or loose mechanism that requires repair.
When the furnace is working without making strange noises, walk through your Overland Park home to verify that warm air is escaping from the vents in each room. If only cold air is blowing from the venting system, then contact us to request a repair.
Two: Forgetting to Change Air Filters and Clean a Home’s Ductwork
We recommend changing a furnace’s air filter in the autumn and once each month throughout the winter. Make sure to buy a filter in the correct size to keep your home’s environment clean and protect the components inside the furnace. Another great way to keep your furnace operating efficiently is by cleaning the vents where air enters and escapes.
Open all of the vents in each room, and make sure the devices are not covered with rugs, furniture or drapes to keep a home as warm as possible.
When our customers complain about a home not remaining warm enough, we suggest having its ductwork cleaned professionally to remove a buildup of debris such as pet hair and household dust.
Three: Not Scheduling a Professional Furnace Inspection Once a Year
Autumn is an excellent time to schedule a professional furnace inspection from one of our technicians. Our technicians have the schematics for most models of furnaces and can vacuum debris from the system before lubricating mechanisms.
By having our technicians tighten loose parts or replace worn components, our customers are less likely to experience a furnace breakdown in the middle of an ice storm.
We make sure that our technicians inspect a home’s ductwork to ensure there are no blockages that can lead to a buildup of dangerous gases.
Don’t suffer from a furnace disaster in your Overland Park, KS home this season. Call Priced Right Heating & Cooling at (913) 713-5911 and get assistance now.