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When Should I Turn On My Furnace?

Now that fall is here, how do you decide when to turn on the furnace? In an effort to save money, you might be tempted to leave the furnace off for as long as possible. However, it’s wise to switch over to your furnace sooner rather than later. Here are some tips for making the transition from air conditioning to heating season in the September – October time range.

  • Test your furnace early in the season. Even if you don’t plan to run it all day, take the time to turn on your furnace for a few minutes just to make sure everything is working. HVAC companies tend to get inundated with requests for heating repair on the first bitterly cold day of the season. Beat the rush by making sure your furnace is ready to roll before those freezing temperatures arrive.
  • Schedule maintenance for the furnace. Even if it appears to be in working order, it’s important to tune up your furnace yearly to promote efficient performance and help prevent a mid-season breakdown. Schedule the visit as soon as possible to beat the rush of people scrambling to have their furnaces tuned up on the brink of a winter storm. The technician can also conduct any necessary repairs at this time.
  • Power down the A/C. If you have central air conditioning, turn off the power switch to the outdoor condenser unit once you’re fairly certain you won’t need the air conditioner again until spring. Don’t fully cover the outdoor unit since this could create condensation and corrode sensitive metal parts. However, you can cover the top of the condenser with a board weighed down with bricks to prevent leaves and debris from entering the unit.
  • Improve home insulation. To delay turning on the furnace, make sure your home’s insulation is up to snuff. The best place for a boost is the attic, where heat can rise and escape out of your home. By ensuring you have several inches of insulation on the attic floor, as well as insulation surrounding exposed stretches of ductwork, you keep your home warmer and save money on heating this winter.

Heating Contractors Serving Middletown, Edison, Princeton & Surrounding Areas

Still not sure when to turn on the furnace? Contact Arctic Air Conditioning for more help. We can perform furnace maintenance to ensure that, once you’re ready to start heating your home, the furnace is ready to go.

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”We've been using Arctic Air for 8 years, first in a home we owned and now in a house we rent. The service is prompt, reliable, honest. The technicians are…”

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”There was a quick response to fix a gas leak reported by the gas company. They were courteous and finished quickly, answering all questions for the further service needed..”

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”Easy scheduling and provided a good price for regular heat checkup”

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”Punctual, courteous and knowledgeable staff during booking services as well as well trained technician who came for service. Honest recommendations for future by the technician as well. Full marks!!!!”

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”Our Gas Water Heater began leaking profusely. I called Arctic Air immediately. It was already 5 PM. By about 2 PM the following day, Mike M. from Arctic Air arrived…”

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”We are long time customers and have always been happy with Artic Air’s people and level of service. Keep up the good work.”

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”Great experience with our service tech Ed. He was very knowledgeable and explained everything to us . Service was prompt which was was very much appreciated. I would highly recommend…”

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”Great company, always the best crew and equipment. Fast, courteous and professional folks. Would highly recommend to my family and friends.”

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”I liked the advanced note sharing who my service technician would be. It made me feel at ease when I opened the door to know who was coming. He was…”

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”I have always had a very positive experience with Arctic Air and appreciate the speed, quality and reasonable pricing of their work. I highly recommend them.”

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