Preparing your furnace for a snowstorm is just as important as getting your car winter-ready. As Canadians, we know a thing or two about snowstorms as we usually experience at least a few extreme ones during any given winter season. A poorly maintained furnace won’t be able to withstand the extreme cold that comes with a snowstorm. So to avoid turning your home into a giant icebox, properly maintaining your furnace is key!
Heating System Maintenance
A poorly maintained furnace will take you as far as a poorly maintained car, which is likely not far at all. Getting your heating system maintenance completed at least once during winter is a way to ensure it will work at full capacity, if and when a snow storm hits. It’s also a good time to identify any issues needed; your technician will conduct a full inspection and let you know if any parts need to be repaired or replaced.
Your home is well-insulated
Seal off any cracks or openings on your windows and doors. You don’t want any cold air leaking into your home causing your furnace to work overtime to keep your home warm. A good tip: close any doors to rooms you are not using.
Replace an old furnace
Breakdowns with aged or older furnaces typically happen during extreme cold weather, leaving families without heat when they need it most. If your furnace is over 10 years old or is constantly experiencing issues, it’s time to consider replacing your furnace for a new high-efficiency unit.
If you’re not sure how old your furnace is or can’t recall the last time you booked a heating system maintenance – call Aire One in Mississauga and the GTA. They offer quality furnace installation, maintenance, and repairs. Their experienced technicians will visit your home and provide a full inspection, and give you their best recommendation to ensure your furnace is working when you need it most!