You’ve probably experienced many winters without any issues in your home. But it’s important to remember, that systems fail and there is always a possibility that your furnace can break down mid-winter. This is why it is important to take preventive steps to ensure that your furnace is working all winter long.
Change Your Air Filters
Dirty air filers run the risk of decreasing the efficiency of your furnace. Air filters that are left unchanged end up gathering dust and debris which causes your system to work harder than usual. With cold temperatures outdoors, you don’t want to put any additional stress on your furnace. Make sure you are changing your air filter every 90 days. If you have pets, you should be changing your air filter more frequently; every 60 days.
Schedule Furnace Maintenance
Before the start of every winter, you take your car to your mechanic to get your car maintained in order to be prepared for the winter conditions that Canada brings. It is important that you are having maintenance performed on your furnace in order to assure it is ready for the season. Aire One Heating and Cooling, serving locations across Ontario, can complete any necessary maintenance your furnace may need. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Avoid Overworking Your Furnace
Your furnace is at risk of breaking down when it is overworked. Some common ways that a furnace may be overworked that you should avoid include:
- Keeping windows and doors wide open to let in cold air while your furnace is running
- Having objects block your HVAC system
- Closing the vents
You’ll know your furnace is being overworked if you notice an increase in your energy bills, have irregular heat distribution within your home, or your furnace is constantly having issues. Avoid these bad habits to prevent your furnace from being overworked.
We understand that emergencies happen, and systems break down. If your furnace breaks down this winter season, don’t stress. You can contact us anytime because Aire One Heating and Cooling, serving locations across Ontario, offers 24/7 emergency service. If you are in need of a regular furnace maintenance, contact us today to schedule an appointment.