How to Prep Your Furnace for Fall and Winter - Resnick Energy

How to Prep Your Furnace for Fall and Winter

Stay ahead of the curve by preparing your furnace this summer!
During summertime, furnace maintenance may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Take a look at these tips to get your furnace ready for the colder months ahead.

1. Change the furnace filter
We recommend changing your furnace filter every 90 days. You should also replace the filters in your air ducts and HVAC system. By changing these filters regularly, your systems will run more efficiently.

2. Clean the blower motor
If there is something wrong with your blower motor, you may notice a humming sound coming from your furnace. Blower motors can easily be clogged with debris or drenched with moisture. It’s important to clean this motor and lubricate it as well to ensure that it’s working properly.

3. Clean the heat exchanger
You should hire a professional each year to clean your heat exchanger. The professional will turn off the unit, and clean the exchanger by brushing and vacuuming it out. This will prevent your furnace from getting clogged.

4. Inspect or replace your carbon monoxide detectors
Carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every 5 years. We recommend doing routine checkups on your carbon monoxide detectors to keep you and your family safe.

5. Perform a soundcheck
You should investigate your system for any strange noises such as rattling or banging. Before doing this, you should shut down all power to the unit and make sure the blower motor has stopped. If you still notice any of these strange noises you should call a professional for help.

These preventative maintenance tips can prepare you for the colder months ahead! Give us a call at (845) 513-3517. Our team is here to help you with any of your questions or concerns.