The summer is at its end and the cold weather is right around the corner. This means that people are starting to switch from using the air conditioner to getting the furnace ready. We all want to feel comfortable in our own house and a great way to do that is to use the heater and AC. The temperature inside can help you forget about the unbearable temperatures outside. When you go from using the air conditioner to the heating unit you want to take some precautions. Your furnace has been sitting idle for months and you want to be sure that it is in good shape before you start using it.
Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Outlines How to Prepare Your Furnace
Minimum Space Clearance Around Furnace: The first thing that you want to do is to clear out the space around the furnace. Over the time that you were not using the furnace you may have placed items near it for storage. The problem is that the furnace needs the space surrounding it to breath. That means you need to take the items that are near it and find a new place for them. This not only allow the space needed but gives you a clear view so that you can do the next few steps.
Furnace Inspection: When you are ready to start using your furnace you want to make sure that you do an inspection. This should be done by a professional since they know what they should be looking for. The inspection is a great time for the technician to locate any areas that might need repaired or replaced. They can make sure that these are taken care of before you turn it on. They also can alert you if your furnace is in need of replacement.
Clean Out & Replace Furnace Filters: When the unit is running and working the filters are going to be taking in dirt and debris. Most people know they need to clean them out and replace them but when you switch it off for the season you might forget about it. The problem is that if you start the furnace with dirty and dusty filters it can cause a burning odor. It will also prevent the furnace from working efficiently as well. You want to make sure that you replace or clean the filters before you start using the furnace again.
Clean & Unclog Furnace Condensate Drain Pipe: You might not think that your heating source has anything to do with water or condensation but it does. There is a drain line that is attached to the unit and it can become clogged. You want to make sure that your furnace is able to drain the water that is created safely. This is why cleaning that line out is a good idea before you start using it again. The line can be full of water or slime and sludge from sitting all summer long.
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