3 Steps to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter Break

December 12, 2017

As schools closed for winter break, your home filled with your kids, their friends, your relatives, your friends, pets and more, celebrating the holidays and time away from school and work. There’s no better time than now to make sure your furnace stays in good shape! Here are three steps to take to prepare your furnace for this busy time of year.

  • Change your air filter
    Maintaining your furnace is critical to keep it functioning properly and safely, and changing your air filter is one of the easiest things you can do to take good care of your furnace. Air filters help keep your system and ductwork clean, and they can improve indoor air quality by trapping airborne particles like dust. For optimal efficiency and filtration, we recommend replacing your air filter at least once a month. (If you use a washable air filter, clean it once a month during periods of heavy use.) You can change your air filter yourself very easily, or you can ask our HVAC contractor at your next furnace maintenance appointment to change it for you and show you how to change the air filter the next time you need to.
  • Schedule a furnace maintenance appointment
    Your furnace works very hard to keep you and your family warm during the colder months. By scheduling regular maintenance, you can help keep your furnace in prime condition, maximizing the life of the unit and minimizing repair needs. Preventive maintenance inspections in the spring for your air conditioner and the fall for your furnace can uncover leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires and corroded electrical contacts. During your furnace maintenance appointment, our HVAC contractor will clean and inspect the unit thoroughly. Inspections on boilers and furnaces include ductwork, pipes, dampers, valves, the chimney, registers, radiators, pumps, blowers, fuel lines and the oil tank. Heat pump and air conditioning unit inspections include an examination of the fan, compressor, indoor coils, outdoor coils and refrigerant lines as well.
  • Sign up for an HVAC maintenance plan
    Consider investing in an HVAC maintenance plan to avoid missing your maintenance appointments ever again and make your annual maintenance as easy as can be. Our plan includes two complete inspections each year for one low price. With a Keith Air Conditioning maintenance agreement, your HVAC system will receive the best service from a NATE-certified professional (North American Technician Excellence). This certification means the HVAC professional has surpassed rigorous requirements for excellence in HVAC maintenance, repairs and installation of all types of heating and cooling systems. Should you need a repair, you will be at the top of our priority list, and you can receive 24/7/365 emergency air conditioner and heating repair services at no additional charge. You receive a 15 percent repair discount on all parts and a one year guarantee as a maintenance plan participant, and you will receive priority service on the installation of a new system if ever needed.

Don’t be stuck with a cold home when winter break starts! Follow these steps to make sure your furnace is good to go. Contact Keith Air Conditioning at 251-517-4437 to schedule a furnace maintenance appointment or to sign up for an HVAC maintenance plan.