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Preparing Your Furnace for Colder Weather

Tips to Prepare Your Furnace for Cold Weather

As winter approaches, getting your furnace ready for use should be at the top of your list — next to pumpkin spice lattés. When the weather changes, you won’t be comfortable if your furnace isn’t prepared to provide enough heat for your home.

Here are some tips to get winter ready and prepare your furnace for use.

1. Change Your Air Filters

You should always change your air filters regularly. We suggest you replace your air filters or clean them monthly if they’re reusable. Keeping your filters cleaned and updated helps your HVAC system last longer, keeping your furnace in good working condition for a longer period of time.

2. Test the Igniter Switch

If your system is older, you should test the igniter switch ahead of time in case you need to relight the pilot. If your ignitor switch doesn’t work, you can try to reset it by pressing the reset button. But if your igniter does not work, you should call a professional in case there is a bigger problem or for a quick solution.

3. Get Your Carbon Monoxide Monitors Inspected

Carbon monoxide buildup can be deadly, especially if your furnace is older and emits a lot of carbon monoxide. Since carbon monoxide is known as a “silent killer,” you should always have your monitor inspected, and if you don’t have a monitor, you should get one installed.

4. Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat allows you to control the temperature in your home and how often you use heat. You can set your thermostat to a temperature setting that allows you to save money and change it on demand.

5. Get Regular Maintenance

Maintaining your unit is the best way to ensure it works properly in the winter when you’re ready to use it. Our team at Prestige Air Heating & Cooling, LLC can assist you with maintaining your furnace, replacing it, or repairing it if needed. Give us a call today at (973) 755-2210 to schedule your appointment!

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