Keeping the furnace operating efficiently and effectively in the winter is important. This is so the furnace can warm up the home so you and your family can be comfortable. The furnace, ductwork, and thermostat should all be inspected. If you are not sure how often the HVAC system should be checked, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on a recommended schedule that can help keep it working at top performance levels. There are some things you can do between visits that will help keep the furnace working in the best condition possible.
One task to do is to inspect the filter on a regular basis. When it is recommended, the filter should be replaced. A clogged filter restricts the airflow to your furnace and can cause damage. This restriction causes your furnace to work harder than necessary, reducing its lifespan and leading to repairs. If you are not sure what type of filter you need, you can contact us and we can tell you what kind your specific furnace needs. By keeping the filter clean, you can improve the efficiency of your unit, as well as the air quality in your home.
You should also know when it would be best to replace the furnace rather than keep repairing it. As the furnace ages, there will typically be more repairs and they will be more frequent. Each repair can end up costing you more with time. While replacing the furnace is more expensive up-front, it will save you in repairs and energy bills each month. Several systems come with repair warranties to cover all parts and labor for up to ten years. Others have furnace replacement guarantees if the heat exchanger fails. If you have any questions or concerns about the furnace, make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you.