The most important advice experts gave me today, was to get your furnace checked out now. Get a technician to come and take a look at your furnace before the cold season.
“I was called out here on a routine no heat call. The customer had complaints that the furnace wasn’t starting even though the thermostat was turned up.” Calls like this one are going to keep people like Brent Zcenwinski very busy. “You don’t want to wait until the coldest day to turn your furnace on and it doesn’t work.” This is why he suggests getting a tune up before the first frosty nights come. “A lot of people get their furnaces tuned up right now to see if anything is close to breaking or if anything is close to breaking a few months into the cold season.” During the winter, it can be a lot tougher to get something fixed quickly due to the amount of service calls technicians get.
“All companies are busy and I recommend staying ahead of the curve and get
ready early.” He also suggests getting a humidifier, an investment he says, is worth it in the long run.” A lot of people think it just humidifies the air, but it also warms the air, allowing you to turn your thermostat down a couple degrees, saving you money on your energy bill.”
Brent also says that as the weather is getting colder, many small animals try to make their way to a warmer spot which sometimes gets them stuck in a furnace pipe. This means sending out a call to a technician to come and fix it.