As a proudly Canadian company, we know how crucial it is to have a properly operating heating system during the long and cold winter months. However, many homeowners take their furnace for granted and forget how important it is to keep their system maintained year-round. Along with professional furnace maintenance, it’s important to check the filter, seal cracks and consider installing a smart thermostat to increase efficiency and comfort.
Schedule a Tune-Up
The best way to ensure you get the highest performance out of your furnace is to schedule preventative furnace maintenance before winter weather arrives. A certified heating specialist will inspect the system and repair any issues, giving assurance that the furnace will reliably operate during the peak heating season.
Change Air Filter
Outside of professional furnace maintenance, few things are as important for the performance of the heating system as regularly changing the air filter. You should get in the habit of checking the filter monthly and changing as needed, but it’s especially important to change it before your furnace is needed full-time this winter.
Taking steps to eliminate leaks and drafts can greatly improve heat retention, leading to less overall energy usage. Sealing cracks in common areas, like doors and windows, will make the home warmer without having to crank your thermostat.
Install a Smart Thermostat
One of the best ways to get the most out of your heating system is to install a smart thermostat. Doing this will allow you to have better control over your system by giving you the ability to make adjustments on the fly with your smartphone or tablet. It can also adjust to your schedule and ensure the furnace is running only when needed.
Professional furnace maintenance is the best way
to maximize your system’s performance.
A1 Air Conditioning & Heating is family owned and operated business. We’ve been proudly serving homeowners in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Toronto and surrounding areas since 1967.