The fall season is upon us, so schedule your furnace inspection. You likely haven’t turned on your furnace since last March. Even if you have a relatively new furnace installed in your Bay Area home, take the time to perform some basic furnace maintenance before you turn up your thermostat.
Fall Furnace Inspection for Bay Area Homes
The time has come to ensure that your furnace is in good working order. You should catch any issues that need to be fixed before they worsen and trigger a costly repair bill. To that end, take a few steps to tune up your heating system before Bay Area temperatures start to drop and the rain starts to fall (we hope!)
Replace Your Furnace Filter
You should check your HVAC filter every month even if you don’t have to change it. If you have neglected this important bit of home furnace maintenance, you will almost certainly need a new filter now. Swap out your old filter, and make sure to stock up on more filters. Your furnace operates more efficiently with clean filters, which saves on gas bills. This more than covers the costs of a few new filters!
Clean Your Ventilation Ducts
Depending on how often you run your air conditioner in the summer, the air ducts in your home have accumulated a dust and other debris. As a result, you should clean them out to set your HVAC system up for winter. If we actually get a rainy, cold winter, you will run your furnace most of the time. Clean air ducts improve heating efficiency. You can dust your air vents and the spaces immediately behind them by yourself with a long vacuum hose attachment and a long-handled brush. Now for the third steps, which requires a professional:
Schedule a Fall Furnace Inspection
One of the best ways to keep your furnace working well for years is to schedule a regular inspection every fall. The weather in the fall is usually still warm enough that you might not need your furnace quite yet. So, you’ll have plenty of time to make any repairs or upgrades you need to make. Any company that provides basic HVAC services can perform a routine inspection, so schedule one soon for your own home if you haven’t already.
Call Element Home Solutions for Furnace Maintenance and Upgrades
If you have a home in the East Bay area, Oakland, or the surrounding Bay Area – from Santa Rosa to San Jose! – schedule a fall heater inspection. Contact Element Home Solutions today. We will be happy to send someone out to make sure that your furnace is in good working condition before the main heating season starts.