3 Furnace Tips – Time to Tune It Up!

It is that time of year to get your furnace ready for the Northwest’s fall and winter months.

While our fall has been mild, winter is almost here and it will be time to fire up your furnace (if you haven’t already).

Regardless of the type of furnace you have – electric furnace, gas furnace, oil furnace or propane furnace – Here are some tips of what you can do to save money and improve the air quality in your home:

Change your Furnace’s Filters

A furnace filter protects your home from dust particles and other debris (such as pet hair). It should be changed annually and then during the winter months every 4 weeks. If your furnace is by a window or a high traffic area and you have a pet, you may consider changing it out more often.

Test for Carbon Monoxide

Safety is very important to us at Exact Electric so that is why we strongly recommend you test for carbon monoxide in your home, especially if you have a gas furnace. A dangerous amount of carbon monoxide gas can cause sleepiness, confusion and in the worse case scenario, death. You may consider purchasing a carbon monoxide detector at your local hardware store even when the months are warmer.

Be Proactive

If service technicians can detect any issues during the tune up you will absolutely save money and stay warm this season. Minor repairs result in less wear on the system and also means that you won’t put yourself in a position where you don’t have heat and have to do major repairs, which cost more. And since this is a season of entertaining, you will want to make sure you and your guests are comfortable.

These are all things that you can do for a warm and wonderful holiday season. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


  1. Alexandra Moua on November 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you for the tips! With the winter season being upon us, these tips will definitely help out!

  2. Riley Ellis on November 18, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I have no idea the filters should be changed so often! This information was incredibly helpful, thanks!!

  3. Mabel Smith on November 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    How often should one do checkups on their heating and cooling systems?

  4. Daniella Gordon on November 19, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Honestly I don’t remember when the last time I changed my furnace filter was. With winter coming, this was crucial for me to read.

  5. Margaret Burch on November 29, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I didn’t know that it was crucial to change a furnace filter so often, and basically every month in the wintertime! Thank you for the insight!

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