Getting Your Furnace Ready for Winter Heating

Ready for Winter Heating?

It may only be September, but winter is on the way for residents of Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Langley, and Surrey. This is the time of year that residents start thinking about preparing their homes and businesses for the winter season.

If you want to save money and conserve energy while keeping warm, it’s best to consider taking a few steps to prepare your furnace and heating system for the cold weather. What are the steps you should take?

Steps to Preparing Your Heating System For Winter

The most important step to take is to consult a trustworthy professional to guide you through the process of routine furnace care. A Pro Ace HVAC professional can look at your furnace and ensure it is in good working order.

A Pro Ace HVAC professional takes a series of steps to ensure that your furnace is operating safely and at peak efficiency, so you won’t be caught unaware when the first cold day hits.

Steps Professionals Take to Prepare Heating Systems

– Perform a routine maintenance inspection. This ensures that your furnace is operational.
– Rule out any dangerous or costly leaks.
– Clean the furnace itself. Furnaces need regular cleaning.
– Change the filters. Furnace air filters should be changed regularly, at least every three months. A Pro Ace professional will be able to tell whether your filters require cleaning. Ask your Pro Ace professional about the possibility of a furnace filter alarm to let you know when it’s time to have the filter changed.
– Clean your ducts. Clean air ducts protects the air quality in your home or business.
– Provide you with insulation ideas. Good insulation will keep your house warm and help you save on energy bills.

Steps Anyone Can Take to Prepare For Winter

– Purchase air filters. You’re going to need them and they’re less expensive during the summer.
– If you have a gas furnace, contact your gas company to have it filled up now.
– Ensure you have a working carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is deadly, but a detector that keeps your family safe can be bought at any local hardware store.
– While you’re buying a carbon monoxide detector, pick up a radon detector as well.
– Move boxes and refuse away from the furnace. Don’t let things pile up in the furnace area; It may look like a good place for storage but it isn’t safe.
– Ensure that furniture is not blocking any of your vents.
– Consider some do-it-yourself insulation ideas, such as rugs to keep floors warm and plastic sheeting over windows.

Proactive care for your ducts and furnace now will ensure you have a warm winter and don’t pay for wasted energy.

Where to Contact Local Vancouver HVAC Professionals

If you are in Vancouver Area and want to ensure your furnace or HVAC system is efficient and ready to go for winter, contact Pro Ace at 604-293-3770  to make an appointment!

Pro Ace HVAC professionals are experts in furnace care and will provide you with the reliable, timely service you need at a good price, and help you avoid problems before they arise.