Shifting from the air conditioner to the furnace can put a heavy strain on your HVAC system. Even if the air conditioner worked fine over the summer and the unit turns on when you switch to heat, the system may not be functioning to its full capacity, which can result in higher energy bills and possibly cause the system to fail.
This is why it’s so important to have your furnace, thermostat and ductwork inspected. This check will ensure all of the components and parts of the HVAC are working as they should. By addressing any issue at the first sign of a problem, it can help to reduce more severe problems in the long run. Although it is recommended that you have a professional HVAC company inspect the system, there are a few DIY maintenance things you can do to help keep the furnace running at its best. [Read more…]