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Inspecting the Furnace Regularly

Keeping your furnace in the best condition possible will help you to save time, money, and stress in the long run. If you are not sure how often to have the system inspected, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the right schedule. Maintaining the furnace and other components can help you prevent a major issue from occurring, or a costly breakdown.

The most important thing you can do for the furnace system is to change the filters when they need it. Having the HVAC system operate with a clogged or dirty filter increases the chance of wear and tear, as well as an increased chance of damage. The filter should be changed more often if you have pets in the home, smoke, or if there was construction done recently. The filter is designed to capture dirt and dust that might be in the air of your home. By keeping the filter clean, you will help improve the air quality in your home for you and your family.

You will also want us to inspect the furnace system to ensure all the parts and components are working properly. We can inspect the ductwork to ensure that there are no breaks or cracks in they ductwork. If you have a crack in the ductwork, it can cause the warm air being produced to leak out. This will also cause your furnace to run less efficient. We can also check the thermostat for your HVAC system to ensure that the signal is getting to and from the main unit without an issue. If you notice that the actual temperature is different than the set temperature, it may indicate an issue with the thermostat. It is also recommended to get a programmable thermostat so you can set each day to the proper temperature. This allows you to lower the temperature when you are at work, and then set it so it is raised back up just before you arrive home. The same can be done for when you sleep. When you take advantage of a programmable thermostat, you will help to save money in the long run, because the furnace does not have to constantly be running.