Your Pre-Winter Furnace Checklist

Nov 26, 2021 | Blog, Furnace, Heating, HVAC, OH, Ohio, Westerville, Winter

We often have to reevaluate our schedules and activities during the winter season in Ohio as it gets dark early. In the winter months, even our emotions change with the winter season. With a new season come new chores around the house. All homeowners evaluate our appliances, such as our HVAC systems, and adjust our schedules to maintain our homes. At Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating, we understand that mundane things like changing your air filter can get away from you, but that’s why our expert technicians want you to pay attention to all the changes that can occur. They have provided a pre-winter furnace checklist to help you keep your home heated all year.

  • Protect Your Pipes- You can do many things to protect your pipes during the winter season. If you have a local Home Depot store, let them assist you and find the best materials to protect your pipes. 
  • Inspect Attic Insulation– Most attics get little attention. It is important to inspect your attic regularly, especially after a hard winter. This will ensure your home is ready for the cold temperatures ahead this season. 
  • Check Your Fireplace- Many unwanted animals can creep inside your fireplace. Be sure to check this as much as possible for your family’s safety. 
  • Get Your Annual Tune-Up & Safety Check- Tune-ups are essential if you want your heating system to function correctly. So, mark your calendars for your routine furnace maintenance. 
  • Inspect Electrical Components- To ensure the optimal safety of you, your family, and your home, check all electrical components to avoid any hazards.
  • Check Thermostat Settings– You want to ensure the programming is working effectively and everything is in the correct settings. Check this when turning your heat up or down. 
  • Filter Changes- If you or your kids have allergies, this will be one of the things that help you breathe well. This can get clogged with lint and other particles, just like your dryer vent. Frequently check to see if your filter needs to be changed. 

Even though you may have to change your schedule and prioritize things differently, you know how worth it that would be for you and your family. Finding and fixing the problem sooner rather than later could be the difference between keeping your old furnace functioning or having to purchase a brand new system.

Have you tested your furnace for the winter? Or do you need a professional to test for you?

Don’t hesitate to give us a call at Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating today (614) 810-0075, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!