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 Your Pre-Winter Furnace Checklist

Nov 26, 2021 | Winter

As the warmer temperatures fade, the crisp, cold weather begins to make its way to the midwest, and the temperatures lower, your furnace turns into the most essential piece of equipment in your household. Because of this, be sure to check and inspect your furnace before it gets too cold outside. To help our customers, our HVAC professionals at Five Star Heating & Cooling Cincinnati have provided a helpful checklist to prepare your furnace for the winter season. 

Replace Furnace Filters

As your furnace runs, dirt, debris, and other particles filter through and build up over time. If these filters are not replaced within a reasonable time, your heating equipment is at risk for more expensive heating costs and inevitable damages. 

Adjust Thermostat

If you have not already invested in a Wi-Fi thermostat, you should consider purchasing one for your home. With a Wi-Fi thermostat, all you have to do is adjust it to your winter schedule with the touch of a few buttons.

Look for Strange Noises or Unusual Smells

If your HVAC equipment ever experiences any strange noises or unusual smells, get in touch with an HVAC professional as soon as possible. Be sure to listen for any squealing, clicking, booming, or any other strange noises. If you smell rotten eggs, exit your home and call the fire department immediately because you may have a gas leak.

Ensure Adequate Airflow

Be sure that the air vents around your home are all uncovered and unobstructed. Covered or obstructed air vents could cause your furnace to overwork or, even worse, catch on fire. 

Schedule Routine Maintenance

You can do a few things you can do on your own to keep your furnace running smoothly; however, it is always best to schedule a yearly inspection for your furnace by an HVAC technician to confirm everything is intact and ready for the winter season.

By following our pre-winter furnace checklist, your home will be ready for the colder weather this winter season. In addition, Five Star Heating & Cooling Cincinnati is here to ensure you’re comfortable and warm all winter long. 

Call Five Star Heating & Cooling Cincinnati today at (513) 216-5011, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!