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Heating Service Tips for Winter

As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, there is one word that comes to the minds of Minnesotans: COLD. We are here to help you prepare with these heating service tips to transition seamlessly from fall to winter. These simple steps can help keep your family comfortable all season long.

3 Heating Service Tips to Stay Comfortable

1.) Ensure Your Furnace is Working Properly

Just like everything else in your home, your home heating system needs routine maintenance. The best rule of thumb is to tune up your furnace in the spring and fall. You should clean around your furnace, and make sure the space around it is clear of debris and black soot. Tune-up your furnace by turning it on and checking the flames on the burner. If they are steady blue flames, your furnace is working correctly. If they are yellow or orange and flickering, you may need further service.

2.) Change your fan direction for winter heating

This simple adjustment can make a tremendous impact on the heat circulation in your home. In the summer, ceiling fans should rotate counterclockwise which will push cool air to the floor. In the winter in Minnesota, set your ceiling fan to rotate clockwise, at a slower pace, and it will redirect the warm air down your walls toward you. This will prevent your furnace from working overtime to keep your home cozy.

3.) Install a humidifier

There are many benefits to having a humidifier during the dry winter months. Installing a humidifier in your heating/cooling system will keep the moisture in your home regulated which can help decrease dry and cracked skin. In addition, keeping your home’s humidity levels controlled can help improve breathing problems caused by asthma and other breathing conditions.

Preparing your heating system for the winter is important to catch problems before they happen. Although some heating services can be DIY, the experienced technicians at Valor Mechanical are here to help you with these heating service tips and more. Let our team take care of your family and help you stay comfortable this winter.

For more tips about staying warm this winter, check out our news page including Four Reasons to Schedule Your Fall HVAC Inspection and Don’t Get Stuck in the Cold.

If you’re ready to schedule your service, contact Valor Mechanical at 507.218.8400 or