Frigid cold air is right around the corner. That means your furnace needs to be ready to keep you warm all season long. So, to ensure your furnace will stay reliable and work at peak efficiency, here are some tips on how to best protect it.

#1: Get your tune-up scheduled.
Nobody wants their heating system to break down during a cold winter day. Our team of licensed technicians at Specialty Heating and Cooling will tune-up your furnace so you can rely on it throughout the winter. During this appointment, we will clean and inspect the internal components of the system, run an energy efficiency check, clean and/or change air filters, and ensure everything is functioning as it should. If we notice anything that needs to be adjusted or repaired, we’ll talk to you about that and get it up and running well. Regular preventative maintenance prolongs the life of your furnace and helps it run more efficiently.

#2: Clean or replace your air filters.
Air filters play a big role in the overall functioning of your furnace. They may not seem like they are a big deal, but they are. Not only do the filters help filter the air you breathe, but they help keep your system running longer. If you’re not careful, accumulated dirt, dust, and debris causes total furnace breakdowns. To avoid interruption in your heating system’s service to keep your home warm, clean or replace your furnace filters monthly or bi-monthly – depending on what type of filter you have.

#3: Check your doors and windows.
Leaky windows and doors bring cold air into your warm home. So, that means your furnace needs to work harder to keep things comfortable inside. This puts strain on the system and could cause it to break down prematurely. Make sure you seal your windows or doors around the edges and sides. Or, if your windows and doors are decades old, chances are, they are not energy efficient and need replacing. This type of home renovation project is something that will yield significant energy savings over the long term.

Specialty Heating and Cooling has served customers around Oregon since 1985! That means you can trust us to repair, tune-up, or replace your furnace. We’ll get the job done on-time and on-budget. We are proud Carrier dealers and will work to find the right system for your home or commercial space. Contact us today for details!

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