Fall Preparations: Furnace Maintenance

to-do listSummer is coming to an end and the cooler days of Autumn are on their way. Once the summer heat dies down, you’ll have to switch from using your A/C to running your heater to keep your home comfortable as temperatures drop. Is your heater ready for use? We have some quick maintenance tips to ensure that your heating equipment runs efficiently during the colder months ahead.

#1 – Check the air vents in your home. Make sure there is is nothing blocking the vents, both outside of them and any potential debris build up inside. Blocking the airways results in the furnace working overtime to regulate the temperature bringing your energy bill up at the same time.

#2 – Check the air filters. Dirty filters can also keep your furnace from working efficiently. Make sure to inspect the filters and replace them as needed to keep the air clean as well.

#3 – Have a professional inspection done. It may seem unnecessary, but having your furnace inspected at the beginning of the season ensures two things: the first being that your furnace will operate safely without risk of fire. The second being your furnace is fully functional without any signs of wear and tear leaving less of a risk of the equipment breaking down when you need it most.

If you need a professional inspection of your furnace or heating equipment, call the experts at JD’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning today at 806-771-4687 . We are available for fast service in the Lubbock, TX area. Make sure your heating system is fully operational for this Fall!