Preparing Your Furnace for Winter

Preparing Your Furnace for Winter

Chilly Autumn nights alert us to Winter’s soon arrival.  Lisa E. Crosley, President, Lifestyle Comfort Solutions, guides homeowners in preparing your Dayton heating system as we go from sweat to sweater.

Invest in Seasonal Maintenance

Practicing “Out of sight. Out of mind.” can cost you later.  Poorly maintained heating equipment costs more in fuel costs.  It’s more likely to break down and lead to costly repair.  When equipment is poorly maintained, it may not last as long.

Yearly maintenance is the single best way to extend the life of your heating equipment, save on energy costs, and maintain consistent comfort.

Further, generous equipment manufacturer warranty may be denied without a record of regular maintenance.

Reconsider Open Windows

Too many wrongly believe that money can be saved by turning off equipment and opening windows to let Mother Nature provide pleasant indoor weather.  However, with fresh air comes humidity, water in the air that settles in carpets, furniture, clothing, and other soft surfaces.  Later, it requires more energy to remove the humidity than was saved by opening the windows.  For the short rest you give your furnace now, it will work harder and cost more later.

Strange as it may seem, using your heating and cooling system during mild seasons actually saves money in the long run.

What’s that Smell?

It’s not uncommon to sniff a burning smell when you turn on the furnace at the beginning of the season.  More often than not, it’s dust that settled during the long months of furnace inactivity burning off.

If the odor last more than a few minutes, give Lifestyle Comfort Solutions a call.  Otherwise, a brief, mildly unpleasant odor when the equipment first turns on for the season does not necessarily spell danger.

Lifestyle Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling, is an award-winning, family-owned and operated HVAC company which serves Dayton and its surrounding communities: Kettering, Centerville, Springboro, Bellbrook, Beavercreek, Englewood, Fairborn, and Huber Heights.  Learn more about Lifestyle Comfort Solutions by calling 937.202.4520 or visiting our website at