4 Steps to Fall Furnace Care

4 Steps to Fall Furnace Care

Although it is early September, cooler temperatures are inevitably on their way to North Carolina. With the holiday season on the horizon, you’ll want to make sure your furnace or boiler is in working condition. Believe us, your guests will thank you.

Did you know that according to Trane, the best time to do a heating system check is in the fall? Don’t get stuck with a failing furnace after the cold temperatures set in. Make sure it is in working condition beforehand. Below are a few maintenance care steps.

  1. Inspect the exterior. Whether your unit is powered by gas or oil, you’ll want to make sure there is no soot around the outside before you turn it on, as this can be a sign of trouble.
  2. Turn on your furnace to make sure it works by setting your thermostat above room temperature. On gas-powered units, note the color of the flame — it should be blue and steady. An orange or flickering flame is a sign that you need to call an expert. For oil-powered units, you’ll want to note any strange noises, which signal that it needs further maintenance.
  3. Clean your unit. First, turn off both the furnace and the gas line for gas- AND oil-powered units. After it has cooled down, use a hose vacuum to clean the interior to improve your air quality.
  4. Don’t forget to change your air filter. Check and replace it often throughout the winter to improve your home’s air quality during the colder months.

If your furnace is not working properly, give the Fayetteville, NC pros at Arnold Service Co. a call at (910) 425-3350 for an inspection before those chilly temperatures set in!

 

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Don’t forget to replace your furnace’s filter after you clean it for good air quality.