Furnace Tips for the Holidays

Changing The Furnace FilterIn the holiday rush, it’s easy to forget to take care of your furnace. Whether you own a gas, oil, or electric heating system, taking care of it properly is important. You can count on a well-maintained furnace to keep you and your family warm over the holidays. Here are our top four tips.

1. Change the Filter

Monthly replacements work to alleviate dirt and dust buildup in your system. A dirty furnace can easily overheat and fail when you least expect it. Keep extra filters on hand so that you don’t have to run out every month to buy one. Verify the right size and style of filter if you’ve recently installed new equipment.

2. Request a Maintenance Tune-up

If you didn’t begin the fall season with an annual maintenance inspection, request one now. It’s better to ensure everything is in good working order before guests arrive. Annual maintenance checkups help to identify worn parts and other issues that can cause surprise breakdowns. The certified technicians at KW Lang Mechanical can help you with maintenance services for your home in Solon. We’re industry professionals, and we service all makes and models.

3. Use Your Ceiling Fans

A ceiling fan helps to pull the heat away from the ceiling and circulates it throughout the room. Remember, it’s normal for heat to rise. A ceiling fan set to rotate clockwise will push cooler air up and warmer air toward the wall and down to the floor.

4. Keep Clutter Away

Everyday items can block vents and furnaces from working correctly. Newspapers, wrapping paper, toys, and clothing can fall over against heating equipment and become fire hazards. With so much holiday activity happening indoors, make it part of your routine to check floor vents, radiators, and other heating equipment for clutter before heading to bed.

The team at KW Lang Mechanical has decades of heating experience. Whether it’s an installation, repair, or maintenance, we can support all of your home heating and cooling requirements. Call our office today to schedule an appointment for your property in Solon.

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