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Prepare Your Furnace for Fall

Summer is on the down and out as the days are getting shorter and school is right around the corner. Soon, fall will be here, and it's important to prepare your furnace for the fall weather that will quickly turn into winter. The last thing you want is to turn on your furnace on the first cold day of the year and it doesn't work.

Atlantis Comfort Systems in Rhode Island offers the best furnace repair services, furnace installation, and furnace replacement. Our top-notch HVAC specialists can come to your home, diagnose your furnace, and offer up a furnace solution immediately, whether it's a furnace repair or a recommended furnace replacement. We value our customers and work diligently to ensure their needs are taken care of. Below, we'll offer up some tips on how to prepare your furnace for the fall. Contact our HVAC company today!


Schedule Your Fall Furnace Tune-Up

Before you turn on your furnace for the season, it's best to get a tune-up from a professional HVAC service company, such as Atlantis Comfort Systems in Rhode Island. This will help to prevent breakdowns, discover any minor problems in your furnace and get them fixed before they become major issues, help discover any inefficiencies in the furnace system, and help prevent undue wear and tear on your furnace, helping to prolong its life. Professional furnace tune-ups include some of the following items:

  • Check the functionality of the heat exchanger

  • Test the burner

  • Check your thermostat

  • Lubricate moving parts

  • Replace your furnace filter

  • Inspect the entire unit for cracks or leaks

  • Take pressure readings to look for inefficiencies

  • Test the blower

Once completed, your furnace will be ready when the cold weather hits, and you won't have to worry about a thing.

Check Your Furnace Air Filters

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Odds are, you will need to change your furnace air filters. Dirty air filters don't clean the air like it's supposed to, resulting in poor air quality. They force your furnace to work harder, leading to inefficiencies in the system and undue wear and tear, shortening its lifespan. Your home also may not heat as quickly. Furnace filters need to be changed on a regular basis throughout the cold months to ensure your furnace is running efficiently.

Clean Your Vents

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Vents, especially those in the floor, can get dirty fairly quickly, and items can fall down them as well. Your return vents collect dust as well. It's a good idea to clean these regularly so air can flow unrestricted around your home or office space. You can also remove the vents, clean them, and vacuum any crud you see. While this does not replace a whole house duct cleaning job, it will help you keep the dirt and grime down in-between ductwork cleanings.

Ensure Your Vents are Unrestricted

If you have items blocking your vents, it's the same thing as having them closed. While this may be a good thing if you are not using a room in your home, in general, you want your air vents open so the warm air can circulate. Vents are laid out strategically in your home in order to heat and cool your home's spaces efficiently. Blocked vents won't heat the room effectively, resulting in an uncomfortable space.


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Atlantis Comfort Systems has been serving Rhode Island since 2009 with the best residential, multi-family, and commercial HVAC systems. We offer a whole array of HVAC services, including air conditioning installation, furnace repair, multi-family HVAC maintenance, and so much more. We offer commercial construction fit outs and design builds, as well as commercial and residential noise abatement. Our mission is to ensure your residential or commercial service is the best it can be, whether we are helping in a pre-construction phase of a commercial build or we are troubleshooting your AC unit. Our HVAC technicians undergo continuous training on all systems, so we can help you.

Atlantis Comfort Systems only partners with the best of the best, offering energy-efficient HVAC systems that will last you for years. With proper maintenance, your HVAC system should run smoothly with little thought on your part. When you partner with us for your Rhode Island HVAC services, you will be assured affordable and reliable service. Contact us today!