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    7 tips to get your heater ready for winter

    1. Test Your Thermostat. Your thermostat has probably been set to “off” or “cool” all summer. It’s time to turn it back to “heat.” Set it 5 degrees above room temperature and make sure your furnace kicks on after a few minutes.
    2. Get Your Ducts Cleaned. The truth is, if someone in your home has asthma or allergies, or even if you simply live in a dusty environment, you should get your ducts cleaned yearly.
    3. Change the Air Filters. Dirty air filters blow dust and other allergens into your home. They also make your furnace work harder and less efficiently. Change your air filters to ensure a clean home and a less expensive heating bill.
    4. Unblock the Vents. Household objects can also make your furnace work harder by blocking vents. Remove any curtains, furniture, or other items that may be causing blockage.
    5. Test Your Detectors. Both your smoke detector and your carbon monoxide detector will be important for protecting your family while you are heating your home. Test both and replace them if they are not working.
    6. Clean the Heat Exchanger. Your furnace’s heat exchanger should be cleaned and vacuumed. While we’re at it, we will check for cracks that pose a carbon monoxide hazard.
    7. Schedule a Tune Up – Highly Recommended! Finally, the best thing you can do to get your furnace ready for winter is to schedule a tune up. We will test everything to make sure it’s working correctly.

    Follow these tips to get your furnace ready for winter. If you need help or would simply like a professional to look at your system, give us a call at 215-945-4833.

    Caption: Are you ready for winter?

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