We tend to take technology for granted until we don’t have it. At my house, the dishwasher recently broke down, and I am counting the days until the replacement comes in—wow am I sick of washing dishes by hand! One appliance in particular that you don’t want breaking down is your furnace, especially as autumn transitions to winter. Here are some tips to keep your furnace running this winter.
Safety First: Make sure that you turn off the power going to the furnace first. It’s not worth the risk of getting electrocuted! You can turn it off at its circuit. Also, if you smell gas, that is an emergency situation and you need to evacuate your home immediately and call the fire department or the gas company from outside the home. Do not reenter the home until they have given you the all clear.
Filter: Furnace filters are important to your furnace’s performance but can be forgotten amongst the busyness of life. They should be replaced twice per year or per your furnace’s specifications to keep filters from getting clogged by dust, lint, and debris and overheating your furnace.
Scheduled Maintenance: Keeping up with furnace maintenance can keep your furnace operating optimally and prevent breakdowns. You can contact your local Minnesota Carrier dealer to find the nearest Minneapolis HVAC experts. They service all furnaces and have expert technicians who have earned North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. That can give you extra peace of mind, knowing that their technicians are dependable, reliable professionals.
As winter weather moves in, keep your furnace well maintained so that it will work for you and keep your family warm and cozy. Contact your Stay Comfy, Minnesota dealer for more information.
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