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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Furnace is Ready for Fall

There are likely some things you do to get yourself ready for fall in Charlottesville, like get your sweaters out of storage and plot your Instagram-worthy pumpkin carving. There are a couple things you may forget about while doing your fall prep – like your furnace. We’re about to say sayonara to air conditioner weather and we’re leaping into furnace season. Along with your routine furnace service from Beck Cohen, we have a couple tips that can help keep you comfy and get your furnace prepared for its busy season.

  1. Check and Replace Your Air Filter
    This is basic advice for every season in Charlottesville. 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 run harder to keep you warm which might 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, be sure you haven’t blocked any of your heating vents. A blocked vent might increase your utility costs.
  3. Schedule Annual Furnace Service
    Fall is the best time in Charlottesville to get your furnace checked out by one of our highly-trained technicians. We will do a comprehensive inspection of your unit and be sure it will be in good working order for the coming winter months in Charlottesville. Routine 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 large percentage of the emergency calls in the winter are due to 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 arrange your routine furnace service give the pros at Beck Cohen a call at 434-296-0129 or make an appointment with us online.