As any resident of Colorado will tell you, the weather here changes fast. When winter hits, it hits hard. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your furnace is prepared for those sub-Arctic days we all know and love. We’ve put together a couple of tips for you to keep things running smoothly.

First, check your furnace filter. Just like an air purifier or a clothing dryer, the filter is a critically important component. A clogged filter may need to work twice as hard as it normally does, and this can either reduce the amount of warm air or cause the furnace to stop working altogether. It’s a good habit to check the filter every month during winter. Also, make sure you check the vents and that they are unobstructed. As long as they’re not clogged by dirt or blocked by furniture, blinds, clothing or carpeting, you’re in great shape.

Second, make sure you vacuum the furnace interior. When dirt and debris builds up, especially at the base of the heater and the burner, things can get problematic. A normal vacuum cleaner will work just fine. But if you have an oil furnace,you’ll need to use a special soot vacuum cleaner only.

Finally, if you run into a problem that you’re not absolutely confident you can handle, contact the friendly professionals at Premier Heating and Air. We’re a full service heating and cooling company that also specializes in furnace repair in Denver, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Contact us today for a free quote.