3 Things To Do To Get Your Furnace Ready For Summer

Posted on: 24 January 2017

When spring comes around, you can't wait to turn off your furnace, open your windows, and enjoy the nice weather outside. You don't even want to remember that your furnace exists until it's time to turn it back on in the fall. However, you shouldn't do that. You need to summerize your furnace to make sure that it's ready to go when the fall comes around.

Replace Your Furnace

If you have been thinking about replacing your furnace, this is the time to do it. You don't want to wait until fall to do it because all the furnace repair companies are going to be busy with repairing or replacing other people's furnaces. Generally, furnace companies are slightly less busy in the summer, so they will be able to come and replace your furnace without a long wait. That way you will be ready to go when winter happens. 

Fill Your Tank

If your furnace uses any kind of heating fuel, spring and summer are the times to fill your tanks up. That's because the prices of all the fuels tend to go down when spring and summer roll around and the demand goes down. The fuel won't go bad in your tank, so there is no reason not to top it off when the prices are good. Keep an eye out on the prices and see if they have a downward trend before you make the final decision as to when to fill up your tank. If you are on a budget plan to pay for your heating fuel, this may be the time to renegotiate your plan and still get your fuel tank filled at the lower price.

Clean the Soot and Scale

Soot and scale can build up in your furnace causing all kinds of problems. They can drag the efficiency of your furnace down, causing it to cost you more money to get the same amount of heat. In extreme cases, it can cause furnace fires, which can end up with your house burning down. Having a repair person coming in to clean your furnace out every spring will help to prevent those things from happening. 

Everyone looks forward to spring and the warm weather. Opening your windows and letting in the fresh air can be really exciting. Just make sure that you don't forget to take care of your furnace when you are done with it for the heating season. Contact a company like Custom Comfort to learn more.


update that old heating system

How long have you been putting off replacing your heating system in your home? Do you worry that the cost of the new system will cost you too much? Have you thought about how much you are losing by not replacing that old furnace? This blog will help you understand how making an investment on a new heating system for your home can actually save you a lot more over the next ten years than you spend on the system and the installation work. Hopefully, by the time you are done reading, you will know what you have to do and why you shouldn't put it off any longer.

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