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3 Simple Steps to Keep Your Furnace from Failing This Fall

Heating & Cooling Tips

family-fall-fireplace-socks-furnace-jeremy-heating-kcFall is here and that means it’s time to make sure your furnace is in tip-top shape and ready for the cold. Here are some tips about preparing your home’s furnace so that it runs smoothly all the way through the cold winter months.  

1. Change Your Furnace Filter

Now a dirty filter may not break your furnace, but it’ll make it feel like it is broken. When too much dirt builds up in the filter, your furnace can’t run at its optimal heat and you’ll be feeling those effects until something is done about it.

Clean your furnace’s filter at the start of fall each year to ensure your furnace won’t fail unexpectedly. BONUS: Cleaning your furnace’s filter is also a good way to keep your house smelling clean. That’s right, that gross, disgusting “furnace smell” often comes from a filter that hasn’t been cleaned in years. Keep your filter clean and the air will follow.

Related Read: A Homeowner’s Guide to Furnace Filters

2. Clean the Condensate Pan

The condensate pan does exactly what you’d expect it to based on its name. Water builds up in this area of your furnace and if it isn’t cleaned occasionally then your furnace won’t run the way it was meant to. Be sure to clean the condensate pan regularly and your furnace will keep the cold out all season long.

3. Schedule Your Yearly Furnace Tune-Up

Just like you take care of yourself with trips to the doctor’s office, you should do the same for your furnace. Schedule an annual tune-up and have a trained technician come check on your furnace. Of course, you’ll hear people say it isn’t necessary, but it has been proven that a yearly furnace tune-up not only improves the lifespan of your furnace, but it also helps save on your energy bills by making sure that your furnace is running at 100% efficiency.

Related Read: DIY Furnace Safety Check for Homeowners


Follow these quick and easy steps and your furnace will be humming all season long. If you have any other questions, please contact Jeremy services today and we’ll be happy to help with all of your cooling and heating needs