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Is Your Heater Ready for Fall?


Fall is around the corner, which means cooler temperatures are upon us and will only get colder until next spring. Chances are you haven’t run your home’s heater for a while, so it’s important to make sure it’s in good condition before you settle in for the season.

Keep reading below for some tips to ensure your heater’s working well and safely for the next few months!

Get a Detailed Inspection

Call a professional HVAC technician out to give your furnace a thorough inspection. The technician should be qualified enough to offer you peace of mind knowing that your system is in good condition or offer suggestions for repairs and maintenance to restore its full function.

Our experts at Bay Heating & Air Conditioning can assist customers with any inspection, maintenance, or repairs their furnace may need as they prepare for fall!

Replace Your Air Filter

It’s a good idea to replace your HVAC system’s air filter on a seasonal basis or at least three times a year.

This might seem like a minor task, but a dirty air filter can affect your HVAC system in more ways than you’d expect. For example, a dirty air filter can impede airflow throughout your system, which can result in uneven heating around your home, increased energy bills, and unnecessary wear-and-tear on your HVAC system.

Move Flammable Items Away from Your Furnace

Although it might be tempting to store things around your home’s furnace heater to make space elsewhere in your home, you should always avoid doing this.

Anything that might be flammable such as cardboard boxes, brooms, mops, rags, cleaning chemicals, and the like present a real fire hazard in your home when they’re kept near a furnace.

Check Your Air Vents

Your home’s furnace forces air through ducting, which delivers temperature-treated air to each room. Most people know where the air vents are in their home but now’s a good opportunity to make sure you know where yours are – and that they’re not blocked by furniture or other obstacles.

You might also want to clean your air vents and ducting for the same reason you want a fresh air filter: Any internal debris can block airflow, making your system work much harder than it needs to work!

Consider Upgrades or Replacements

If you’ve thought about replacing your existing furnace before, now’s also a good time to revisit those considerations. If your furnace was unreliable last year or showing any negative signs of its age, it’s worth considering an upgrade or replacement system you can count on this year and many more years to come.

Call Bay Heating & Air Conditioning for Help!

If you need any heating services now or in the near future, always call Bay Heating & Air Conditioning first for help! We have the best HVAC technicians in town who can help you with any repair, maintenance, or replacement service involving your furnace.

Learn more about our services or schedule an appointment with us now by calling (440) 294-4954.