With winter coming on, this is the time to make sure that your furnace is working the way that it should. You don't want to end up in the middle of the winter and have your furnace stop working on the coldest day of the year. There are a lot of things that you can do to make sure that doesn't happen. One of them is to do a little maintenance on your own. That way you know that you have done everything possible in order to keep your furnace running well.
Change Out Your Filters
One of the things that you should do before winter really gets started and heating season moves into full swing is to make sure that you change out the filters on your furnace. The filters make sure that you aren't blowing all kinds of impurities around your house and that dust and other debris don't get into your blower and damage your furnace. There are all kinds of filters that you can use when it comes to your furnace's filters. If you aren't sure what kind you want or should use, you should take your furnace's make and model number with you to an HVAC parts store. They can show you what filter you should use and point out all the various benefits of all the options out there.
Clean Your Ducts
Another thing that you can do to help keep your furnace working well is to make sure that you clean out your ducts. Cleaning out your ducts will help to keep dust and such from blowing through your house. It can also help to keep things from falling into your furnace, especially if you have young children who like to try to slip things though your registers and down into the ducts because they think it's fun. In fact, while you are at the HVAC supply store getting new filters, you can also talk to the staff there about whether or not there are screens that you can put over your registers to see if you can keep that from happening. While you have pulled the grate off your register to clean the ducts, you would have a perfect opportunity to put screens in,
Winter is coming, and with it comes colder air and heating season. You want to make sure that your furnace is going to work as well as possible for the whole winter long.