We believe that the most important thing is to keep your furnace maintained so that you can get the longest life out of your equipment. It is important to maintain your furnace equipment on a regular basis. Not only will this help increase the life of your heating device, it will also mean that there is less of a risk of sudden breakdowns. 

In the winter, individuals rely on their furnaces to produce heat. If a furnace is not maintained, it can put your family at risk for many different dangers. Properly maintaining your furnace will ensure that you and your family have adequate heat from October through May each year. The following are the tips given below for the maintenance of your furnace.

Clean or replace your filter

It is vital to change the filter in your furnace at the right time of year, since old filters make your system run less efficiently. By extending the life of your furnace filter, you will see noticeable energy savings during the heating season. If you have any questions on air filter replacement, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.

Make sure your thermostat is functioning properly.

Thermostats, as you know, are essential for the proper functioning of an HVAC system. In some cases, malfunctioning thermostats can call for repeated repair attempts by a technician. This can increase the cost of running your heater or air conditioner. You should have your HVAC system checked at least once per heating and cooling seasons to ensure that your thermostat is calibrated correctly.

Reduce home’s heating load

A lot of people think that an energy audit is something you do when you’re remodeling your house. That’s why they don’t do them themselves. In fact, they’re one of the best things you can do to make sure that you’re always comfortable in your home, and use as little energy as possible. An energy audit can help cut your heating and cooling bill in half. 

Getting rid of drafts and sealing up holes in the walls are basic tasks, but they can make a huge difference in your heating bill if done right. Weather stripping windows is one of the most effective ways to save energy and money on heating bills; however, it can be an enormous pain at the height of summer when you have to re-screw all those old screens back into their casings.

Keep it clean

Keeping a furnace clean will help save you money. A lot of money, in fact. If you have a forced air heating system, all the air that goes through your unit has to pass through something. That thing is usually a filter and then the blower assembly. The air filter doesn’t do much good, if you don’t periodically change it and keep it clean. If you don’t clean the blower assembly, dirt and debris will fill the motor housing and choke off airflow, forcing you to replace expensive parts.

Listen the noise

If you hear a lot of loud noise while the furnace is operating then this could be a sign the pump is failing from too much wear and tear. This issue can be fixed by replacing the pump. If you hear a clicking or flapping sound, which is caused by the thermostat calling for heat, then this is something that should not be ignored. The thermostat may need to be replaced.