3 DIY Steps to Prep Your Furnace for Winter

It’s always a bad idea it is to wait until you need your heating equipment to check and see if it is working properly. This coming weekend is forecasting temperatures below 30, and I guarantee you our phones will be ringing!

The best thing you can do is be proactive by testing out your furnace now, before there’s a really cold morning and you need it. All you need to do is turn it on, and let it run a cycle.

Make sure your heating system is fully operational by following these tips:

  • Listen for any loud or strange sounds – it should cycle on and off without loud booms, and shouldn’t clang or bang while it runs.
  • Check all your zones, if you have them, and make sure the temperature goes up a degree or two.
  • There should be no bad odors, especially exhaust fumes, while it is running.

This simple check can save you a lot of heartache. If your furnace needs repair, the reality is that you will need to make a service call and wait for a technician to get there and diagnose your problem. Then you will wait to get on the schedule for a repair, or, worse, get quotes for replacement costs. If you need to have your system replaced, you might need to wait 2 – 4 weeks for that to be completed.

Can you wait 2 – 4 weeks with no heat?!

Don’t wait until its 30-degrees out, your furnace isn’t working, and you are one of 75 emergency calls waiting for a repair! Take 30 minutes to test out your heating system this weekend.

Gelinas is here with 24-7 emergency service and experienced licensed heating technicians.

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