Tips to Prepare Your Furnace Unit for a Snowstorm

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Snowstorms are frequent this time of year in Indianapolis. It’s important to prepare your home for winter to keep everything running and ensure your family stays warm. Below are some tips for preparing your furnace for a snowstorm so you can rest easy and stay toasty this winter.

Clear Your Air Vents

Whether it’s clothes or furniture, the most common cause of air not flowing properly through your home is blocked air vents. Before a winter storm hits, take some time to look around your house and ensure no objects or couches are blocking your air from not coming into your home.

Check and Replace Filters

Filters can easily get clogged from dirt particles, making it more difficult for the warm air to pass through the system and into your home. Air filters are an essential part of the process that warms your home. Running your system more, which you are sure to do during a chilly snowstorm, can cause filters to fill up faster. It’s always a good idea to check and replace your filters, especially before a storm hits.

Invest in a Generator

If a snowstorm gets too bad, your power could go out. You might want to think about investing in a generator that will be able to keep your furnace running even if there’s no electricity. Having a generator can come in handy all year round. Whether your power line goes down or a summer storm hits, a generator will ensure that your family is comfortable and doesn’t have to go without electricity for a few hours or days.

Upgrade Your Furnace

You may need to upgrade or replace your furnace if it’s over ten years old or is broken and needs repairs often. The last thing you want to have happen when a winter storm hits is for your HVAC unit to break down. Ensuring you have a top-of-the-quality, professionally installed unit can help you avoid that.  

Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up Inspection

If you are unsure of whether or not your furnace is running at its best or if you need to replace it altogether, schedule a tune-up inspection. A trained HVAC technician can check everything from the motor to electrical switches and belts. This way, repairs are addressed before they can cause a problem, especially in a snowstorm. Inspections and regular maintenance can save you thousands of dollars down the road.

This winter, stay prepared before a snowstorm by ensuring your furnace is ready to handle even the most extreme temperatures. Schedule a furnace tune-up to get your system in top shape this winter. Call us at (317) 434-2627 today.

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