- Clean the combustion chamber. Harmful debris such as soot and water vapor can cause your furnace to become blocked and can cause damage.
- Replace the air filter.
- Check to see if your burner flame is yellow and not blue.
- Make sure that all the functions on your furnace are working properly.
- Make sure that the ductwork in your home is clean. Should there be too much debris and pet hair in the vents, it can lower the efficiency of the furnace causing you to unnecessarily crank up the heat. This in turn could cause the furnace to malfunction as it will need to work harder to keep your house warm during the winter.
Getting your furnace ready before winter is beneficial if you do not want to have unnecessary maintenance during the cold days. If you have not used your furnace during the summer, it can easily need repairs as it would have been standing unattended for a few months. A good clean and inspection of your furnace will indicate if there are any repairs that may need to be attended to. How to maintain your furnace before the winter