Before you know it, winter will release its icy grip and give way to spring. As the warmer weather approaches, there are several tasks homeowners need to consider. In addition to prepping your lawn mower, setting up your sprinkler system and having your air conditioning unit serviced, you need to shut your furnace down for the summer. While your furnace is an invaluable appliance in the winter, it is not needed in the warm months. Here are the steps you take in shutting down your furnace in the summer.

The first thing you want to do is change out the filters. This is something that needs to be done on a regular basis. This way, when fall comes rolling around, you already have a clean filter installed and ready to go. If you need help doing this, call your Stillwater heating service.

At the end of winter, check your carbon monoxide detector to ensure it is working properly. Over time, your furnace can develop cracks in the combustion chamber that are not always easy to see, you will want to ensure your detectors are in good working order.

It makes sense to have your furnace inspected. This is something that should be done once a year and there are no rules that state you have to wait until fall to have it inspected. Be proactive!

You will also want to clean the area around your furnace. You want to eliminate any buildup of dust and debris in the area, it could become a hazard.

If you think there is something wrong with your furnace, please give us a call.