When winter approaches, every homeowner wants to make sure their heating system is working just fine. Your furnace is essential in keeping you and your loved ones comfortable during cold seasons. Furnace maintenance is critical in helping you reduce your energy costs and increase your system’s efficiency. There are various important tips that should be included in every furnace tune-up.
Changing Air Filters
Air filters ensure that dirt, debris and other particles are filtered out from the air coming in from your furnace. When this dirt accumulates in your air filters, it clogs the filters and restricts airflow. Changing your air filters should be part of your maintenance process to ensure your home gets quality air. You should ensure your standard air filters are changed every three months.
Cleaning the Burner and Flame Sensor
The burner creates the flame used in the furnace by burning gas, and soot accumulates when you use the burner for a long time. The burner should therefore be regularly checked and cleaned to prevent soot build-up. Additionally, another thing included during maintenance is cleaning the flame sensor. Flame sensors ensure all the burners are ignited. If your flame sensor is dirty, it mostly shuts off the burner hence shutting off the furnace.
Inspect Your Thermostat
Regularly resetting your thermostat to ensure optimal temperatures in your home is part of good furnace maintenance. Ensure your thermostat is set above your current indoor temperature. If your thermostat isn’t working, you might need to change your batteries. Smart thermostats are what we at HVAC Services, Inc. recommend for your home.
Ducts are responsible for transporting air from the furnace to your rooms. Your ducts might have leaks, dirt build-up or even molds that could reduce the efficiency of your furnace. It is essential to inspect the ducts and seal any leaks to prevent obstructed airflow. If your ducts are beyond repair, our experts can replace them to restore your furnace.
A cracked heat exchanger will release deadly carbon monoxide into the home. It’s critical for any home with a gas appliance to have a working carbon monoxide detector. Please replace your batteries every Fall.
Regular furnace maintenance in your home prolongs your system’s life. We offer the best furnace maintenance, repair, and replacement in Glasgow, KY, and surrounding areas. If you need a furnace tune-up, our technicians are highly trained to offer excellent services. Contact HVAC Services, Inc. and book an appointment today.