As the cold weather approaches, it is a good idea to make certain your furnace is in proper working order. You don't want to awaken one night after a cold front has come through, to find your house is cold and the heat won't come on.
Regular service from an authorized technician is a good idea, but there are some things you can do yourself. Just remember, we're here to help if you need us.
Furnace filters can be cleaned and reused, but once they are extremely dirty, the time and effort involved is self-defeating. Just replace it and save yourself a thankless and very dirty job.
Whether using a new or cleaned filter, be sure to install it properly. Most are designed for a directional flow, so there is a right and a wrong way to install them. Usually, they are marked with an arrow or other designation for the intended direction of airflow through the filter.
A dirty filter can wreak havoc with both air conditioners and furnaces, with the former icing up, and the latter having their heat exchangers overheat. Set yourself a schedule to regularly check filters.
Doing these things should have your heating system ready for the first cold snap.
Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning proudly serves the Columbus and central Ohio area. Call Cullins with any questions you may have, or to schedule a regular service appointment.