Make Sure Your Furnace is Ready For Winter

As we approach the cold winter months Central Kentucky provides, our team at Climate Control have some timely tips and tricks to focus on as you prepare your furnace for the winter-long exercise of keeping your house warm, cozy, and comfortable. These pointers are a great starting place when making sure your furnace is up to the task of maintaining comfort as we hunker down and wait for Spring to come back.

Check Your Filters

You may notice that most tips and tricks surrounding your HVAC system involves checking your air filters, and changing them once they become too dirty to trap the unwanted particles in the air being circulated throughout your home. A good rule of thumb during the winter is to check your air filters every 30 days or so. A clean filter equals warmer, healthier air during the winter months. It should also be noted that air filter quality can also have a negative impact on the cooling function of your HVAC system. While it is a great idea to make sure your air filters are clean as we move towards winter months, keeping them clean year-round–or changing them when the time comes–is one of the best ways to ensure your air quality is high, maximize system life, and your comfort level is where you want it to be.

Make Sure Your Thermostat Works with Heat

A simple way to make sure your furnace will heat your home properly during the winter months is to turn it on and see if it’s working like it’s supposed to. Does the heat kick on when you adjust your thermostat? If not, it’s probably time to have it serviced, and that’s where Climate Control comes in. Call us at 859-469-4182 if you have any questions, concerns, or if there’s an HVAC issue you need help with. At Climate Control, we offer around-the-clock emergency services, just in case your HVAC unit breaks down.

Keep Your Heating Exchange Clean

As you can imagine, if your furnace has a dirty, scaled-up heating exchange, the quality and comfort level of the air coming into your home will suffer because of it. To remove sediment, scale, and other unwanted particulates from your home’s heating exchange, use a cleaning solution that can remove scale and other sediments, as well as a sturdy, industrial-level cleaning brush to remove these unwanted remains. Because a heat exchange is such an important component in home comfort, making sure you have a clean and well-functioning HVAC unit is imperative to successfully combating the winter months in Central Kentucky.

Climate Control is Here to Help!

If you are unsure about the steps you should take in regards to preparing your furnace for winter, don’t hesitate to give the experts at Climate Control a call at 859-469-4182 and we’ll be able to help get your home comfortable again. Whether it’s something small like walking your through changing your air filter to bigger jobs that may require a certified team to handle, the experts at Climate Control are here for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!