September is a good time to ensure your furnace is ready for the heating season. The experts at Gibson's Heating & Plumbing recommend that homeowners perform some simple fall heating and air conditioning maintenance tasks.
1. Replace Your Furnace Air Filters
One of the simplest ways to keep your furnace running at efficiently is to change your air filter regularly. If the filter is more than a month old or looks excessively dirty it should be replaced. Your furnace will breathe easier, and so will you!
2. Check Your Thermostat Settings
If you have a programmable thermostat, check the timer function to ensure it's set to turn on and off on the right schedule. A properly set thermostat will keep you comfortable and
3. Clean Your Furnace and Air Conditioner
Before covering up your central air conditioner for the season, vacuum up debris that may be on the cooling fins.
Clean around your furnace and check that there is nothing obstructing the vents around the blower compartment. Ensure there is nothing combustable near the furnace.
4. Check Your Air Vents
Check your home's supply and return air vents to ensure there are no obstructions and that the air is flowing freely. Curtains, rugs and furniture should b
Consider adding additional insulation to your attic to reduce heat loss and increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Weather stripping is another relatively inexpensive way to prevent heat loss.
6. Schedule Your Furnace Tune-Up
Like your car, your home's heating system needs regular maintenance to keep it operating reliably and efficiently. Call Gibson's to schedule your heating system tune-up before the cold weather arrives.