Furnace Maintenance & Cleaning Tips To Keep Your System Running
Did you know that many of the most common furnace problems can be avoided by performing proper furnace maintenance on your system?
The right knowledge and a little bit of effort can go a long way in keeping your furnace running efficiently and avoiding future breakdowns.
Today we’re going to offer six furnace maintenance tips that will help keep your heating system running great all season long.
Get A Professional Tune-up.
By far, the best thing you can do to ensure that your furnace performs to the best of its ability is to schedule a professional tune-up every year.
During a tune-up, our technicians will inspect your furnace for any operational problems. And perform several furnace maintenance tasks (like cleaning your system) that will help avoid future breakdowns, improve efficiency levels, and make sure that your system is running safely.
Change Your Filters Regularly
You’d be surprised at the number of furnace breakdowns we encounter.
A dirty filter will cause all sorts of performance and efficiency problems, and you can avoid them by simply checking and changing your filter once per month.
We recommend you keep one or two spare filters on hand near your furnace to make sure you are ready to change it.
If you have pets, live in an incredibly dusty area, smoke, or suffer from allergies, chances are you may need to change the filter a bit more frequently than the recommended time.
Test Your CO Detectors
CO detectors will warn you if your furnace develops a carbon monoxide leak, which could potentially be life-threatening to the people in your home. Make sure that your CO detectors are working and that they have a fresh set of batteries during the heating season.
If any of your air registers are closed or blocked off by furniture, your furnace will have a hard time heating your home evenly and effectively. Make sure that all of your floor registers are open and free of obstructions.
Keep The Area Around Your System Clear
Keep the area around your furnace clear so that you and your service technician can easily access it when the time comes for any maintenance or repairs.
Check The Pilot Light In Older Furnaces
If you have an older furnace with a pilot light, check to ensure that the flame is burning a bright blue.
If it’s a different color, it is likely burning inefficiently, and you should contact First String Heating so we can investigate the problem.
In conclusion, you should know your furnace in and out. This way, you can maintain and clean it without any problem and even get to know if something is not right.
If you have any questions about these furnace maintenance tips, or if you’d like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact us at First String Heating @ 303-250-4422.
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