When spring rolls around, we find that many homeowners do not know what to do with their furnaces. But do not fret! That is why our team is here, to answer all of your burning HVAC questions!
There are a number of steps you can take to ensure your furnace has a happy and healthy summer, and below, we have listed them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us for your heating services in Waynesboro.
It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Just follow these steps:
Step One: Call for Repairs
Before you shut down your furnace for the year, be sure to take care of any outstanding repairs. We know you might be thinking: “What’s the point?” However, scheduling your repairs now prevents issues from growing worse and preps your system for the following winter.
Step Two: Consider Usage
Not all homes are built with the same level of insulation, which can be problematic if your home is lacking a sufficient amount to keep it warm on a chilly night. Temperatures here can sometimes drop into the 50s on a spring night, so it just may be that some of you will still need to use your furnace to keep warm. If this is the case, be sure to program your thermostat so that the furnace only turns on if the temperature drops to around 50 degrees.
Step Three: Shut Down Your System
If you’ve decided that you will not be using your furnace at all during the summer, then it is time to shut it down. But, first, you must consider the type of furnace you’re using:
- Electric furnaces: If you own an electric furnace, there is no need to shut it down, as it will not consume any fuel while it is not in use. Simply stop using it and you won’t have to worry about paying for heat.
- Natural gas furnace with electric ignition: These types of systems will not use any extra gas over the summer, therefore it is fine to simply stop using the furnace rather than shut it down entirely. The only exception is if you plan to be away from your home for an extended period of time, as it is safer to just shut down any gas appliances you may own.
- Natural gas furnace: If you own a natural gas furnace that uses a standing pilot light, then we recommend shutting the system down entirely. If you don’t do this, the pilot light will continue to burn, which is definitely a waste of gas and energy.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help!
If you are still unsure as to what to do with your furnace this Spring, then do not be afraid to give us a call! Trust us, any reputable HVAC contractor will be happy to assist you.
For all your heating needs, contact the team at Premier HVAC Services. We’ll be sure to give you the experience you deserve!