Knowing how to conduct simple check ups will allow you to save a lot of money, and will give you an idea about how much should you spend for the repairs.
As a professional technician, I would say that I cannot give you an estimate without knowing the problems of your machine, and asking me to do this will cost you more money.
The performance of your furnace can be greatly affected with the condition of your thermostat.
In fact, this is the most common cause of problem for your furnace.
Since you are preparing for winter, you need to be sure that your unit will be able to produce enough heat.
If your thermostat is not working properly, it will either produce too much heat or not enough.
Aside from this, a thermostat that is not working well could cause your furnace to turn off automatically.
Replacing or adjusting the thermostat of a furnace may sound simple, but believe it or not, a lot of people are failing to do this every year.
Your furnace produces heat using the air, so need to make sure that it will have the capability to produce high quality air by keeping the air filter clean.
There are a lot of problems that you may encounter if you are going to ignore the fact that you need to clean your air filter, and could even lead you to spending a lot of money for the repair.
Aside from this, keeping the air filter clean will also ensure that you will experience better comfort while using your furnace.
You will also be using your furnace often, so you need to check its wiring and be sure that it won't have problems with the electrical connection.
Since it probably took you 9 months to use your furnace, you need to be sure that it will still be able to work well without problems with the connection.
This will not only give you the performance that you need, but will also help you be safe during winter.
You don't have to spend a lot of money for it, but it would be better if you can get a professional who can have it checked for you.