Furnace Maintenance: From Summer to Winter

May 9, 2017

Furnace Maintenance: From Summer to Winter

What better way to protect your home than by maintaining your furnace during the summer? This year, we suggest that you follow these quick tips to make sure the colder months of the year go as smoothly as possible:

Furnace Maintenance Tips

Schedule a Technician

Every furnace should have maintenance performed by a qualified technician once per year. Summer is the perfect time to have this done because you won't have to worry about the technicians being backed up on service calls for the same thing.

Replace Your Filters

It's a pretty safe bet that you didn't check your furnace's air filter since the last time you warmed up your home. The summer months are the perfect time for you to get your filter checked and replaced so that you're ready for when winter arrives.

Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Gas leaks can be a silent killer, and it's imperative that you protect your home and its occupants at all times. If you don't already have a carbon monoxide detector, summer is the perfect time to get one. And if your home is already equipped with a detector, what better time to test it and make sure it's working properly before you need to use your furnace?

Switch Off the Pilot Light

Older furnaces have a pilot light. You won't save a lot of energy or money by switching it off, but there's really no reason for it to be on when you won't be needing it. Then, once winter arrives, simply turn it back on.

Remove Any Debris

It's easy for debris to collect on your furnace while it's out of operation, which may cause issues once you start using it again. You need to stay away from the wiring, but it's a good idea to perform a visual inspection and remove anything that looks out of place.

Schedule Furnace Maintenance with Lozier Heating and Cooling

If you'd like more expert advice on how to protect your home by maintaining your furnace during the summer, reach out to the professionals at Lozier Heating & Cooling. We've been serving the needs of Des Moines and the surrounding areas for over 110 years.