Getting Your Furnace Ready for Winter is Simple with These Tips from Triple Service

As cooler weather approaches, now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your furnace ready for winter. We’ve already had a few chilly nights, and before long, it will be time to have your furnace running at full blast again.

Furnaces require a bit of TLC, and they should be inspected by professionals, such as the HVAC technicians at Triple Service, regularly. While you definitely should schedule a furnace inspection appointment with a professional, there are some you can do yourself to help ensure your family’s comfort and, more importantly, safety.

Furnace Inspection
A furnace inspection is an essential step in getting your furnace ready for winter!

How to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

  • Make sure the area around your furnace is free from debris. This may seem like common sense, but something as simple as a box or rag placed too close to your heating system could be dangerous. Before you turn your furnace on for the first time this season, double check to ensure that there are no flammable items nearby that could ignite if the system malfunctions.
  • Examine the vents leading away from the furnace. Bent or kinked vents cause major problems. Also, look for rust, corrosion and other damage that could allow fumes or gasses to leak into your home.
  • Check the chimney for blockages. Many homeowners forget that furnaces commonly vent through a chimney. It’s important to check the chimney regularly for bird nests and other blockages.
  • Schedule a professional furnace inspection. Heating systems need to be inspected by professionals regularly. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, 200 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by faulty venting each year. With an annual inspection, you can rest assured knowing that your system is safe.

Furnace Inspection in Mendota

If you’re due for a furnace inspection in Mendota or the surrounding communities, let Triple Service help. We offer furnace safety inspections as well as maintenance services in Mendota, Amboy, Peru and several other Illinois cities. Don’t risk your family’s safety. Call 815-539-3828 now to schedule a furnace inspection.

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