Before You Turn Your Furnace Off, Consider an End-of-Season Evaluation

As the winter begins to draw to a close, you are going to start thinking about shutting down your furnace, in exchange for the air conditioning. Before you shut off your furnace there are a few things every homeowner should do in order to preserve the condition of their furnace while it remains inactive for the next 5 months.

  1. Change the Filter- Even though you may have kept up on furnace maintenance throughout the winter season and have regularly changed your filters, it is always a good idea to change them again. Changing your filters is important for helping to prevent the production of carbon dioxide. It is always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to changing your filters.
  2. Evaluate the Combustion Chamber- Over time, the constant expansion and contraction of your furnace can cause the combustion chamber to develop small cracks that are difficult to detect. Carbon monoxide has the potential to find its way into your home through these cracks. If you are not positive if there are cracks in the chamber, you can always have it evaluated by a technician.
  3. Overall Evaluation- At the end of the winter season, you will want to do an overall evaluation of your furnace. You should thoroughly inspect your pilot light, heater exchange, motor, the bearings, and more.

Regular end of season maintenance is critical for maintaining the life of your furnace and ensuring its efficiency. Over time, your furnace will start to wear down and this process can be accelerated when little to no maintenance is performed. The end of the winter season is also the perfect time to evaluate your furnace’s performance throughout the season. Was it running efficiently or does your furnace require a repair after the long Grandville, Michigan winter? If you would like to have your furnace evaluated or repaired, please contact us today!

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