Pumpkin Spice lattes are in, kids are back in school, and candy is piling up on store shelves as we prepare for Halloween. The days of summer have come to an end. Cooler nights are on the way, and your home needs to be ready for it.
Before the coldest nights hit in late autumn, you really should have your furnace tuned up.
“The ideal time would be before it gets too cold and all companies are overloaded with calls," says Jeffrey Haldeman, the Residential Service Manager of Williams Service Company.
Experts say you should turn your furnace on before hand and let it run for about 10 minutes just to make sure its acting normal.
This will at least get you through your first cold day.
Having your furnace inspected before the coldest months maximizes your energy savings, as an unmaintained furnace burns more energy and pushes your bills higher.
It also is safer, especially if your furnace runs on oil.
Gas burns a little cleaner, but for safety reasons all furnaces should be checked at least once a year.