Your furnace was built to last for several years, and you can significantly extend that time by performing regular, preventive maintenance. By following some maintenance tips, you can keep the furnace running efficiently for as long as possible, and reduce the chance expensive repairs in the future.
Replacing the furnace filter is one of the easiest maintenance tasks. Furnace filters trap dust, lint and other debris and prevent them from entering the furnace, where they can cause malfunction, or get distributed throughout the home. Because they trap all kinds of debris, air filters should be replaced twice per year in order for your system to function properly. If you do not know what type of filter you need, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the correct one. We can also recommend the correct time when you should check and replace the filter in your home.
While the furnace filter will capture much of the dirt and debris from the air, some will get through. Clean the blower assembly, pulleys and belts when you replace the filter. You can access this area by removing the panel that covers the filter or sliding out the fan unit. These may be held in place by screws, so do not use too much force. Find the screws, remove them and then clean with a damp cloth. To make sure your heater is running as efficiently as possible, and to ward off expensive problems before they occur, have your heater professionally inspected and serviced on a yearly basis. If you notice any issues with the furnace, make sure to have it inspected by us as soon as possible. By having this issue looked at and repaired as soon as you can, you can help to save time, money, and stress in the long run.