With the official start of winter coming up soon, and with sustained winter weather soon to hit the entire state of Wyoming, it may be time to consider having your home’s furnace professionally serviced or replaced.

Ray Ebert, a comfort consultant with Arrowhead Heating in Casper, says now is the right time to schedule a furnace inspection.

It’s the perfect time to have a service man come out, take a look at it, check the gas pressure, set the airflow, and make sure it’s burning correctly before it gets too cold,” Ebert said.

Ebert says, to ensure long-term furnace health, furnace cleanings and filter replacements should be regularly scheduled.

A dirty furnace, or a dirty boiler, or dirty electricity just chews up the electrical cost, or the gas cost, or whatever,” Ebert said. “Cleaning your furnace is the most important thing, and replacing a filter in a forced-air furnace is a must.”

Ebert says most furnaces run hot and crack primarily because of the continued use of dirty filters or deficient cleaning practices. Ebert recommends replacing forced air furnace filters monthly.