Colder weather is quickly approaching us here in East Texas. As you gear up for cooler temperatures, one thing you should do is make sure your furnace is working properly and efficiently. Since it’s likely been quite a while since you’ve used it, you’ll want to make sure it’s in good working order so it’ll be there for you when you need it.

Schedule a Maintenance Check

The best way to ensure your furnace is ready to go for winter is to contact an experienced HVAC technician like those at Elite Comfort Home and Commercial Services. During a regular maintenance check, our technicians can look for any signs of malfunction, change your air filter, and clean the furnace. Contacting your local heating repair company for regular maintenance can prevent you and your family from being stuck in the cold due to a furnace that’s on the fritz.

DIY Furnace Prep

While the best option is to contact an HVAC professional for help, there are other things you can do to extend the life of your furnace and improve its efficiency.

  • If you have a gas furnace, have your gas company fill it up during the summer when gas is cheaper.
  • Change air filters regularly. Some filters require replacement every three months, while others only last about a month. It simply depends on the type of filters you use.
  • Buy furnace filters when it’s warm. Stock up on filters during the summer, as stores usually sell them for cheaper then. This will save you money in the long run and will ensure you always have one when you need to replace it.
  • Clear away household items and storage bins from your furnace and air vents. Not only are they a fire hazard, they can block your home’s air flow, costing you more money to keep warm.

Furnace Repair and Replacement

If you spot trouble when you’re preparing your furnace for the winter ahead, give us a call. Our team will do our best to diagnose and fix the problem right away. And if it’s time for a new furnace, we have a top-quality selection from Trane, like the highly-efficient XC95m Gas Furnace, or the XV80 Oil Furnace.

Contact The Experienced HVAC Professionals at Elite Comfort Home and Commercial Services

For heater service and repair, or to learn more about our selection of brand-new furnaces, contact us today at or call (832) 309-3771.