We’re still in the midst of summer, but the coldest months of the year are just around the corner. Nobody wants to be stuck in the cold without a working heater, so in today’s post, we’ll provide you with the information you need to prepare your home for the fall and winter.
A furnace tune-up is your first line of defense against catastrophic failures later on. Just like your car, your HVAC system needs to be regularly maintained and inspected in order to work properly throughout the year. As a general rule, you can expect your HVAC technician to perform the following tasks during a furnace tune-up:
In addition to reducing the chance of your furnace failing during the winter, a furnace tune-up can also boost your home’s heating efficiency by up to 30 percent! This not only lowers your monthly heating and cooling bills, but it can also lower the time it takes for your home to reach a comfortable temperature.
You should plan on running your furnace before the cold days of the fall begin. In Colorado, this means that you should plan on testing your furnace in late October or early November, depending on the weather. Run your furnace for between 10 and 20 minutes while watching your home’s thermostat. The temperature of your home should rise during this period, but often, this initial furnace test is when many homeowners realize that they need furnace repairs.
If your home’s temperature doesn’t increase, you hear odd noises, or smell strange odors coming from your vents, then shut your furnace off and call our HVAC technicians to schedule an inspection. We’ll work quickly to diagnose the problem and provide you with a furnace repair solution that lasts.
If your current furnace isn’t performing as it should, or if the unit requires expensive repairs, then you should consider purchasing a new unit for your home. We believe in helping our customers find solutions that work for their specific circumstances, meaning that we’ll never push you to buy a product that is unnecessary or out of your price range.
When you contact our HVAC technicians for a furnace installation, you can expect prompt, friendly service and a commitment to completing the job correctly the first time. You’ll love walking into a warm and comfortable home on a cold winter’s day after you invest in a new furnace installation!
Keep an eye on our blog page for future posts in which we’ll continue to provide you with information about furnace repairs and the other HVAC services we offer. We also offer a number of flexible financing options that can help you secure the products and services you need before the summer cools off, so get in touch with us today to schedule an estimate with our HVAC technicians! We look forward to speaking with you soon.