6 Fall Furnace Maintenance Prep Tips

A wise man once said, “don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” So, before the actual fall and winter weather sets in, you should take some steps to make sure your furnace is ready. 

These six tips will help extend your system’s life and efficiency:

  1. Schedule your preventative maintenance appointment. It’s one click away. Our technicians are trained experts and can inspect, clean and tune up your furnace, so it’s efficient and ready for winter weather. Plus, many system warranties require that you have preventative maintenance. Also, enjoy year-round benefits and become a PCA member.
  2. Change your filters. Seriously, change your filters. You should be changing them as suggested by the filter manufacturer based on the type of filter being used. If you need help staying on schedule, sign up for our free filter reminder.
  3. Check your thermostat. Now’s the time to upgrade if need be, and you should set your thermostat for cooler weather. This means creating temperature schedules that work with your home size and away schedules. Newer programmable thermostats may let you choose numerous temperature schedules. Have questions about scheduling your thermostat for your home? Ask our technicians.
  4. Inspect your registers. Things happen and your air vents may be shut. Make sure your vents aren’t blocked, so your HVAC system can efficiently deliver airflow throughout your home. Don’t forget to clean them with a damp cloth to remove excess dust and debris.
  5. Test out your furnace. It’s better to do a test run now, than in December when all your family is in town. If your furnace emits a burning smell when you turn it on at the beginning of the season, don’t fret. It is mostly likely burning off the dust from the off season. If it persists more than a few hours or if you turn your heating system produces weird rattling noises, call an MTB professional to check it out. 
  6. Clean around your furnace. Debris and clutter can be a potential fire hazard. Also, don’t forget to test your carbon monoxide detectors and replace the batteries.