Winter is knocking on the door and one of the most important things you need to do right now for you and your family is make sure your furnace is operating the way it is meant to, and that it is as safe and as energy-efficient as possible. If you need a furnace repair service, now’s the time to call and schedule an appointment. Because when that first bitterly cold New Jersey winter day hits, you don’t want to turn on your heating system to find out it doesn’t work. Believe it or not, quite a lot can happen over the summer that can affect the performance of your furnace.
Call the Furnace Repair Professionals
Your best bet is definitely to get the professionals into properly and thoroughly inspect your heating system. During a regular maintenance inspection, a furnace repair expert will clean out the furnace, check for any unhealthy gases and leaks, change the filter, and make sure that everything is in top working order. You should also consider having them clean out the furnace ducts.
6 Tips for Getting Your Heating System Ready
- Change your furnace filters on a regular basis.
While some people suggest doing it on a quarterly basis, we suggest changing your filter monthly. We suggest taking a look at the filter once it’s been in operation for 30 days. It’s pretty easy to tell if it needs to be changed. If it still looks like it is in good condition, you’ll be able to put off changing it for a little while yet.
- Don’t neglect your heating system during the warmer months.
Instead, this is the time to start stocking up on filters. It is usually a good time to also come across bargains on those winter items and preventative maintenance services.
- Clear the space around your furnace.
If you have any items stored near your heating system it’s a good idea to remove them, especially if there’s a chance that they could catch fire. Don’t forget to put away anything that is sitting in front or on top of the return vents and air ducts.
- Replace your fuel with BIOFUEL heating oil.
Renewable BIOFUEL heating oil provides many benefits including that it is locally sourced and is cost efficient. We are also very proud to be the only dealer of BIOFUEL heating oil in our area.
- Delivering hot water.
If you have a hot water heater, it’s time to bleed the valves. This is a very simple and quick exercise. Now might also be a time to consider a tankless water heater as well.
- Implement other safety reminders.
An important safety feature when getting your heating system ready for winter is to ensure you have radon and carbon monoxide detectors and remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. These are easy to find at the bigger hardware stores.
Call Now for a Furnace Inspection
If you are in need of a furnace repair, hot water heater inspection or want to discuss cost effective heating systems for the upcoming colder months, talk to the professionals at Princeton Fuel. We also offer an oil delivery service and are proud suppliers of biofuel heating oil. Give us a call at 800.253.9001 or contact us online today.