Turning Your Home Furnace Off for the Summer

139726833During the summer cooling season, your AC takes center stage in your home. However, summer is a great time to turn off and inspect your furnace to determine if it needs repairs or even replacement. Take a look at the information below to learn how to turn off and care for your furnace this summer.

Turning the Furnace Off

Turning your furnace off for the summer may require a few steps. First, make sure your thermostat is set to “cool” so it activates your AC rather than your furnace to make temperature adjustments. If your furnace is gas-powered, you can turn off the gas intake at the appliance itself. You can also turn the furnace off using its on/off switch. If you have any questions about how to turn off your furnace or its gas supply, your heating and AC specialist can answer them.

Protecting the Furnace

There are a few simple ways you can protect your furnace this summer. Keep the area around your furnace clear for a few feet in every direction. Don’t store seasonal items, furniture, or equipment near the furnace—these items could fall and damage the unit. Make sure to change your HVAC filter regularly, which will protect your furnace as well as your AC.

Scheduling Furnace Maintenance

Regular furnace maintenance performed by a professional will ensure your furnace is in good repair and functioning properly. The best time to schedule maintenance for your furnace is during the summer, when there is little demand for furnace care. If your technician discovers any problems, there will be plenty of time to address them before your furnace is needed again. Talk to your HVAC specialist about scheduling a maintenance visit for your furnace at the earliest convenient date so you can’t forget this important task.

Temco Air Environmental of Tucson offers AC and furnace care for residential and commercial customers. Our services also include indoor air quality solutions, custom wine rooms, and energy-efficient heat pump sales and maintenance. You can find out more by calling (520) 622-2909 or visiting us on the Web.

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