Every year, there comes a time when it seems as if the winter season is finally loosening its grip on the weather. Snowstorms become rainstorms and you start to see little hints of green buds on your trees and plants outside of the office. When this transition begins and the temperatures warm, it can be easy to just want to switch the heat off on your thermostat and forget about your heating system and your furnace until next winter. However, this is not the best of plans when it comes to keeping your furnace in good condition. Get to know some of the steps you should take to get your furnace ready for the off-season so you can be sure you are doing everything you need to keep your business furnace in the best possible condition.
Make Sure The Area Around Your Furnace Is Thoroughly Cleaned
In commercial boiler rooms and furnace rooms, dirt and dust seems to magically appear, sometimes overnight. However, at the end of the winter season when you will no longer be using the furnace for a prolonged period of time, you will want to make sure the area around your furnace is as clean as possible.
If you leave that area to be cleaned when winter rolls around again, you run the risk of having allowed a great deal of dust, dirt, and other debris to settle into your furnace, causing it to not only become dirty itself but also potentially damaging it. As such, a thorough cleaning is in order. You will also want to simply ensure that the area around your furnace remains free of clutter all throughout the year.
Have Any Needed Furnace Repairs Done Before You Shut It Down For The Season
Another temptation at the end of winter is to simply put off any possible repairs until next year. While this may save you money in the short term, it could lead to major issues down the road. If you have noticed that your heating system is not running as efficiently as it should or you have heard strange or loud noises coming from your furnace recently, do not just let them slide until next year.
Contact a furnace repair expert and have them come out and take a look at your malfunctioning furnace. With any luck, a few minor repairs will be all you need to ensure your furnace will run smoothly next year. However, if the issue turns out to be something major, you will have the benefit of knowing well in advance if you need to replace your furnace before next winter. This gives you the flexibility to make the purchase when it is more convenient for you and get a better deal than if you had to purchase a new furnace in a rush at the beginning of winter.
These tips will help you to get your commercial furnace ready for the off-season so that you can be certain you are doing everything you can to have your heating system ready to go again next year.