The weather in Ohio changes quickly. One day you’re sweating outside at a soccer game, and the next you’re digging your favorite sweatpants out of your closet and getting cozy in front of a fire. So, while it may seem like turning your furnace on for the first time of the season is still months away, you’ll likely be flipping that switch before you know it! Before you turn it on for the first time, follow these three tips brought to you by your friends at Allied Services Inc.

Before You Turn On Your Furnace

1. Preventative Maintenance

Before the temperatures really start to drop, it’s a good idea to schedule a furnace tune-up with the professionals at Allied. Preventative maintenance is the best, most cost-effective way to ensure a warm and cozy winter season indoors. During the tune-up, we will perform routine cleaning to remove loose materials and soot that have built up in your HVAC system. We also recommend a vent and air duct cleaning for fire prevention and air quality improvement.

2. Change and Check

Next, because proper air filtration is essential to keep the furnace running correctly, it’s important to make sure you start off the season with clean air filters. Before you turn on your furnace, make sure to replace old, dirty filters with a new, clean filter. Additionally, now is a great time to perform other routine checks in your home such as checking the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Check to make sure they are all working, and change the batteries if needed. If you do not already have carbon monoxide detectors, you should get one installed before winter begins.

3. Test Run

Finally, one of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is waiting until it’s already freezing outside to turn on their furnace for the first time. At Allied, we recommend doing a test run before the temperatures drop to make sure your system is working well before you actually need it. It’s much better to know if there’s a problem with your heating system early on so you can have it repaired before you really need it.

Be prepared for freezing Ohio temperatures this year with the help of your friends at Allied Services Inc. Schedule a furnace tune-up by contacting us today at (937) 269-5059. We have been providing Dayton and the surrounding areas with heating and cooling services since 1955.