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How to Properly Prepare Your Furnace for winter

Some Home improvement projects may be dangerous by nature and may present risk of serious injury or death if not done properly. Know your limitations these tips and blog assumes the reader has sufficient knowledge of the subject matter. All work performed based on following these tips are done at your own risk. You agree to not hold AirBenders, LLC and its affiliates responsible for any personal or property damage that may arise from your use of this information.

Always read and follow instruction manuals and safety warnings. Consult with a qualified professional for assistance if you are not competent in topics discussed.

Step 1: Replace the air filter in your furnace each month. Locate the filter and pull it out. Slide the new filter into the slot, following the arrows on the frame of the filter

Step 2: Clean your air vents and ducts. Remove the vent covers with a screwdriver. Use the extension hose of your vacuum to remove the dust.

Step 3: Inspect the exhaust flue outdoors to ensure it is free of obstructions such as branches or animal nests.

Step 4: Keep the area around your furnace unit free of debris and clutter.

Step 5: Open all your air vents. Remove furniture, boxes and clutter that get in the way of air flowing from the vents.

Step 6: Engage your set back, or programmable, thermostat so it automatically lowers the temperature while you are asleep or away from your home.

If you live anywhere in Northern Virginia including the cities Ashburn, Sterling, Chantilly, South Riding, Mclean, Vienna, Reston, Herndon, Reston, Tysons Corner, Fairfax, Oakton, Great Falls, Falls Church, Arlington, Springfield, Alexandria, Leesburg and surrounding area feel free to call AirBenders at 703-793-9090 and we can come and address your problem. If you do not live in areas mentioned above please consult with your local professionals.

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