A cold front is coming and you do not want to be left out in the cold. Now is the time to start the furnace and make sure it is running properly and kicking on when the temperature drops to the temperature where you have set the thermostat. Furnaces need routine maintenance. Over time the igniter can go bad, the flame sensor can get corroded, and the induced draft motor can fail to kick on the furnace. Make sure you turn on the furnace and let it kick itself on by setting the temperature above what the thermostat is currently reading. Let it run for awhile to make sure it is heating the house properly and that it is turning on and off correctly. If you have not had a furnace inspection or tune up in a while then now is the time to get one before something happens when winter really hits.
You should also check and or change your furnace filter at this time. The typical life of a furnace filter is 3 months. The best way to gauge how often the furnace filter needs to be changed is to check it often and see how dirty it gets.
Do not let the furnace filter get to the point when you hold it up to the light and only 50% of the light is visible looking through the filter.
A good rule of thumb if you live in Denver, CO is to replace the filter in the fall when you start running the furnace. Replace it again at the end of January and if you forget to check it again at least you are changing it twice a year and this should be good enough to make sure it is pretty clean. If you have central air conditioning, then it’s a good idea to check the filter monthly in the summer to make sure it is clean as well. Changing every 2-3 months is usually sufficient.
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