If you live in the Kansas City metro area, you know that the weather can turn on a dime. You can be coasting along enjoying jacket-free days when suddenly the temperature drops 40 degrees within 24 hours.

Don’t get caught unprepared for the cold temperatures. Locate your ice scraper and a matching pair of gloves, stock up on cocoa mix, and make sure your furnace is working as it should.

Let’s face it. Most people know little about how a furnace operates. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about; after all, you can’t be an expert on everything. That’s why our list of tips on how to prepare your furnace for winter is relatively short.

Tip 1: Change your furnace filter.
Check the maintenance schedule for your furnace to see how often your filters need to be changed. Some companies recommend changing the filter once a month, while others suggest completing this task four times a year.

Tip 2: Contact Schomburg Heating and Cooling to schedule a Winter Heating Check.
Whether you live in Platte City, St. Joe, or anywhere north of the river, call 816-238-0032 to make your appointment for a winter heating check.

If you know little about a furnace’s operation, let our team of experts prepare your home for winter. We’ll make sure that your equipment is working correctly and safely. Here are some of the checks we will complete during our visit to your home.

Schomburg’s Winter Heating Checklist

Check for dangerous gas or freon leaks

Test for hazardous carbon monoxide leaks

Check and change your furnace filter

Adjust gas burners and controls where needed

Clean and adjust safety controls

Test and adjust the thermostat

Check and adjust gas pressure

Inspect temperature rise across the furnace

Run and review a complete cycle of operation

Why Kansas City Homeowners Need to Schedule a Furnace Check

These tests and checks are too critical for a novice to complete. Sleep better, knowing that one of our experts ensured that your heating system is working correctly. If you tend to worry about everything, you’ll be able to cross a furnace malfunction off your list of concerns. Having your furnace inspected by a Schomburg team member may also help your unit run more efficiently. A more efficient furnace means that there will be a reduction in energy costs.

Speaking of saving money, a properly maintained and inspected furnace lasts longer. Get more life out of your furnace by getting a tune-up each fall. We’re sure you don’t want to spend money on a new unit with the holidays approaching.

Why Schomburg Heating and Cooling? Schomburg has been serving residents of Missouri since 1991. Check out their customer feedback. Schomburg is known for providing quality service. If you are looking for furnace maintenance or repair in Camden Point, Dearborn, Platte City, Smithville, St. Joseph, or Weston (or any points in between), chat with one of their schedulers on the website or give them a call.