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How to make sure your furnace is winter-ready

The team at Crown Plumbing & Heating in Smithville, Ontario, know how awful it is when your furnace breaks down during the winter months.

This is why their expert technicians want to offer you some tips on how to prepare your furnace to ensure that it is winter-ready and working at its best to keep you and your family warm this winter.

One of the first things you should do is check your filter, and change it if has not been done recently. High-quality filters that are cleaned or replaced about every three months can help you save money on energy costs, improve the air quality in your home, and help your heating system run more efficiently.

The blower belt and motor are the two most important parts of your heating and cooling systems, and need to be maintained at least once a year. Belts can become worn and start to fray over time, causing your heating system to work harder to heat your home, while also taking longer to distribute the heat.

The motor is constantly in use and needs to be adequately lubricated. If not, it will become damaged more quickly due to constant friction. Two great tips are to check your belt to see if is beginning to fray and need repair, and make sure to oil your blower motor.

Carbon monoxide poisoning is deadly, which is why it is important to make sure your blower doors are sealed before you turn on your furnace. Blower doors are responsible for making sure gasses produced by your furnace, like carbon monoxide, safely exit your home. Also, take the time to check that your carbon monoxide detector is in top working order.

It is also important the area around your furnace is clear, especially if it is contained in an enclosed area. Make sure there are no boxes or other paper products, paint, aerosols or any other flammable products stored near your furnace.

The best way to ensure your furnace is winter-ready is to have it on a regularly scheduled maintenance program provided by professionals. The Crown Heating & Plumbing team will thoroughly inspect and check your furnace to ensure it is running efficiently and safely, all winter long.  

Call Crown Plumbing & Heating  at 905-945-3883 to book an in-home furnace inspection today. You can also email them with any questions you may have.

Hamilton News, Ontario

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