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.
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.