Winter and freezing temperatures will be here before we know it and you will be turning on the heat if you haven’t already. Fall is the ideal time to ensure that your furnace is functioning safely and efficiently. Here is a checklist:

Annual check-up: Have your furnace cleaned and checked to make sure the system is running at peak efficiency.

Change your air filters: A clean air filter will help your furnace burn more efficiently and will help keep dust from being circulated through your home. It is recommended that you change the filters every 1-3 months during the heating season.

Test your carbon monoxide detectors: If your furnace malfunctions, it could leak carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can be lethal. It’s important to check that your detectors are working properly as we move into the heating season.