What to Do Before Turning on Your Furnace

Your furnace has been sitting idle for a few months. When you flip that switch, you want to make sure it will work. It is always a good idea to check your system before you are stuck in the cold. Here are a few things to do before turning on your furnace.

Visually Inspect the System

Before you turn on the furnace, you want to check for loose connections or signs of buildup on the unit. If there are indications of cracks or heavy wear, you will want to call out a professional technician to get those issues fixed. At BELOMAN, our NATE-certified technicians can complete a full inspection of your furnace in Belleview.

Change Those Filters

Filters are an important part of your heating system. Ideally, you should change them every three to four months. However, you will want a new filter for the winter season.

Check the Vents and Registers

You want unobstructed airflow throughout your home. All the vents and registers need to be checked for obstructions or debris around them.

Do a Thorough Cleaning

Dust and debris can accumulate throughout your home. You can take a vacuum to clean up the areas around your furnace. While you are cleaning, don’t forget about the ductwork too. You can call on our professional team to tackle that tricky ductwork cleaning.

Purchase a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide (CO) can be deadly, so you need to be prepared in your home. If there is an obstruction in your furnace, you can run the chance of carbon monoxide leaking into your living space. A CO detector can alert you to this toxic gas. If you already have a detector, you can use this time to check the battery and make sure it is working.

BELOMAN has been serving the Belleview area for over 60 years. We specialize in cooling and heating services, and our company can even help with your indoor air quality issues as well. When you need a trusted company for your heating and cooling needs in Belleview, give BELOMAN a call.