The furnace system in your home should be inspected on a regular basis. Doing so will help it last as long as possible. Proper care will help ensure the system and unit last as long as possible. Regular maintenance will help with the efficiency and how it operates. Forgetting regular tasks can increase the chance of a breakdown occurring, especially at the worst time of the year. The last thing you will want to have happen is the furnace not working when it is below freezing outside. If you want to know when the HVAC system should be maintained, make sure to contact us for a schedule.
Check the Furnace
The most important feature is the furnace itself. We will check the various part, components, burners, and other features to ensure they work. The unit should be free of any garbage or junk that is near it. This can lead to a safety hazard because it could start a fire. You should allow enough space so there is not anything touching the furnace. Also make sure it is free of any leaks. If you notice a leak, call us right away so we can inspect and repair it for you.
Remember the Filter
Also remember to check the filter for the furnace. If you have pets, you will need to chance the filter more often. Pet do not only shed hair, they also shed dander. This can get into the unit, and into the air. The filter will collect these pollutants so your air is cleaner. If you are not sure when the filter should be inspected, contact us and we can recommend a schedule.
Remember to check the thermostat as well. A sign to notice an issue is if the thermostat set temperature is significantly different than the actual temperature. There could be an issue with the thermostat, the furnace, or any part in between. It can also lead to the unit operating harder and longer as well. This will increase your monthly energy bill, as well as wear to the furnace.