3 Ways to Make Sure Your Furnace is Ready for Fall

There are undoubtedly some things you do to get yourself prepared for fall in Greater Richmond, like hang up your sweaters and plot your Instagram-worthy pumpkin carving. There are some things you could possibly forget about while getting ready for fall – like your furnace. We’re about to say see you later to air conditioner weather and we’re leaping into furnace season. Along with your regular furnace service from Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we have a few tips that can help keep you cozy and get your furnace ready for its busy season.

  1. Check and Swap Out Your Air Filter
    This is basic advice for every season in Greater Richmond. Before you make that switch from “cool” to “heat,” go switch out your filter from dirty to clean. A dusty filter means your furnace has to try harder to keep you warm which may negatively affect your comfort and result in higher bills.
  2. Unblock Heating Vents and Registers
    As you’ve relocated furniture or brought more into the house, ensure you haven’t blocked any of your heating vents. A blocked vent has the chance to increase your utility costs.
  3. Schedule Annual Furnace Service
    Fall is the perfect time in Greater Richmond to get your furnace inspected by one of our expert technicians. We will do an in-depth inspection of your unit and ensure it will be in good working order for the coming winter months in Greater Richmond. Regular furnace service can help you get the most out of your furnace’s performance, and could also play a role in the life of your system. Not to mention that a big percentage of the emergency calls in the winter are a result of a lack of maintenance.

We want you to enjoy every portion of the season in comfort. If you have any questions for us about getting your home ready for fall or need to set up your annual furnace service give the experts at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at 804-302-6657.

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