Call it what you will, furnace maintenance, furnace inspection, furnace repair, taking care of your furnace is an essential part of ensuring its reliability, efficiency and longevity.
Your furnace is an important part of your home. It moves the air around, filters it, and heats it in the winter. It reduces allergens and dust, and improves the overall air quality in your home. It addresses moisture issues and maintains a healthy level of humidity in your home, even in the winter.
Common problems with your furnace that can be found by a professional furnace inspection can be:
- Loose ductwork resulting from normal thermal expansion and contraction.
- The need to lubricate the blower motor bearings.
- The needs to replace the air filter and clean the dust out off the blower fan blades and AC condensing coil.
An inspection can also find and repair less than obvious problems like:
- A loose blower belt
- A blocked condensate drain
- An aging or loose wiring harness
The best way to keep your furnace operating efficiently is to have a furnace inspection prior to when you need your furnace the most. When cold weather hits you don’t want to be worried about how well your furnace is operating, you simply want to turn it on and enjoy the warm comfort it provides.
Professional Furnace Inspection
A properly certified and licensed HVAC technician will run a diagnostic check on your furnace to ensure its operating as efficiently as possible. They’ll perform safety tests to monitor any gas leaks or CO2 levels, so you can rest assured that your furnace is running safely. Furnace inspection will also ensure that all the various components of your furnace are running properly like the blower motor, the humidifier, and any other mechanical element. A furnace inspection also takes the stability and cleanliness of your duct system into account and let’s you know if there are any glaring problems.
Between Each Furnace Inspection
In between each semi-annual furnace inspection here’s one easy thing you can do yourself to keep your furnace running well.
Change your furnace filter:
- This doesn’t need to be a scheduled thing, but should be done at least once every few months, or sooner if you check it and notice that it’s especially clogged.
- This also helps maintain healthy airflow throughout your home.
- Changing your air filter reduces the load on your fan motor, as it’s easier to move air through the system with a clean filter.
- A new air filter reduces the allergens, dust and other airborne particles in your home.
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