The transition from the chilly winds of winter to the blossoms of spring marks a time when you’re thinking less about heating your home and more about enjoying the outdoors. However, before you fully say goodbye to your furnace for the season, there are some essential tasks to take care of to ensure it remains in good condition and is ready to serve you again when the cold weather rolls around. Together with your friends from Allied Services, Inc., let’s take a look at five things you can do to prepare your furnace for its summer slumber.

Winter to Spring Transition: Preparing Your Furnace for Rest

1. Inspect the System Thoroughly

Before shutting down your furnace for the season, it’s crucial to inspect it for any signs of wear and tear. Check for any unusual noises, leaks, or performance issues. A professional inspection is recommended to identify potential problems that might need addressing.

2. Replace Filters

Dirty or clogged filters can impede airflow and reduce your furnace’s efficiency. Clean or replace the filters according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This improves air quality and ensures that your furnace runs smoothly when you need it next winter.

3. Clean the Vents and Ducts

Dust, debris, and even pet hair can accumulate in your furnace’s vents and ducts, reducing airflow and indoor air quality. During your regular spring cleaning, place to use a vacuum cleaner to remove any build-up and ensure unobstructed airflow throughout the system.

4. Check the Thermostat

Next, test the thermostat to ensure it is functioning correctly. If you have a programmable thermostat, adjust it to a more energy-efficient setting for the warmer months. You may also consider upgrading to a smart thermostat for better control and energy savings.

5. Schedule a Professional Inspection

Finally, consider scheduling a professional furnace inspection and maintenance check-up. This will ensure that any potential issues are addressed before they become significant problems, and your furnace will be ready to go when you need it next winter.

Taking the time to properly prepare your furnace for its summer hiatus will ensure its longevity and save you money on potential repairs and replacements down the line. With these five tips and a maintenance inspection from Allied Services, Inc., you can rest assured that your furnace will be in top shape when you need it again next winter. Contact us today at (937) 269-5059. Happy spring cleaning!