Getting your furnace ready for winter

It may still be hot out, but fall is only three weeks away, and now is the time to start thinking about your fall maintenance. A furnace or heat pump requires attention at least once a year, and most people choose to do it in the fall before cold temperatures arrive.

So what’s the easiest way to make sure your furnace is running strong and safely before winter gets here? Just call the pros Polar HVAC – they will be happy to get your furnace up and running, as well as give it a full safety inspection.

Furnace maintenance by Polar HVAC

For the DIY-minded, there are numerous guides online that take you through what you’ll need to do to your furnace annually. Check out this page from The Family Handyman for a detailed breakdown.

You will notice a few rather scary sounding warnings in that guide. Any time you’re working with a gas appliance, caution is in order. If this sounds like more than you want to get into, it’s probably a good idea to leave your annual maintenance to the professionals.

What about a heat pump?

It’s also important to do some basic maintenance on your heat pump, at least once a year, but preferably twice – once in the spring and once in the fall. The most important part of heat pump maintenance is making sure that both the indoor and outdoor coils are free from dust and debris, as this reduces their efficiency. You should also inspect the air filter and replace it if need be, inspect the system’s electrical connections, and flush the drain line. Take a look at your thermostat as well, and make sure that it’s level and the connections are strong.

The importance of furnace and heat pump maintenance

When it comes to heating systems, a bit of maintenance now can save you a major headache when winter comes. Not only will maintaining your equipment save you money on utility bills, but it will make your appliances last longer and ensure they’re running safely. For hassle free installation, maintenance, and repair of your furnace or heat pump, give the pros at Polar HVAC a call.