Is Your Heating System Ready For This Winter?
Is your home's furnace ready for the cold winter months ahead? There are some steps you can take now to ensure your family will have a cozy home from now through the spring.
Check Your Furnace Filter
Furnace filters should be changed at least every two months and more often if someone in your home suffers from allergies. They are inexpensive and easy to change, yet far too often we see filters that haven't been changed for months or even an entire season. You should be able to see light through your filter easily. A clogged filter can cause your furnace to "short-cycle", turning on and off for short periods of time. This is extremely energy inefficient and will lead to an uncomfortable home.
Do You Have an Older Furnace?
If your furnace is 15 years or older, you may want to proactively consider replacing it. Why would you replace an older, working furnace? Cost savings. A new energy efficient furnace can save you up to 40% on heating bills when compared to an older model. That means a new furnace can pay for itself reasonably quickly in energy savings. That's also better for the environment.
Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up or Inspection
While a filter may be easy to change there is another service that should be performed on your heating system including checking the thermostat and electrical connections, cleaning, checking the fan belt, lubricating the fan motor, making sure the condensate drain is clear, checking airflow, and detecting if the burners and pilot are burning properly and safely. A furnace tune-up may also head off future problems. Detecting potential issues now means they can be corrected before the really cold weather hits.
Contact Arrow Heating for Peace of Mind This Winter
Arrow Heating is located just across the bridge in Newport, Oregon. We've been offering residential and commercial mechanical contracting services in Lincoln County for nearly ten years. Like most mechanical devices, preventive maintenance on your furnace can resolve problems before they occur. Call Arrow Heating at 541-265-8000 and schedule your fall furnace tune-up today! Be safe and warm with Arrow Heating.