4 Expert Furnace Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know
At ComfortAire Heating Cooling Plumbing, we talk a lot about the importance of annual furnace maintenance. However, we also know that sometimes, the hardest part of having your furnace cleaned and checked can be simply remembering to schedule it. The good news is that there are some things you can do yourself to keep your unit healthy. Use these furnace maintenance tips to help keep your heating system in the best shape possible. And know that if you need an expert hand, we’re just one call away: 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids or 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point.
#1 – Change Your Air Filter
This step is as easy as it is quick.
Your air filter helps catch airborne contaminants like dust and dirt as they flow through your ducts. However, those pollutants can clog the filter over time. In turn, that makes it harder for your furnace to pump warm air through the house, putting unnecessary stress on the system and potentially causing it to break down.
Changing your standard air filter every one to three months can help ensure both good indoor air quality and an efficient heating system.
#2 – Check Your Thermostat
A little-known tip: Your thermostat and your furnace go hand in hand. If you’re experiencing heating or comfort problems, see if your thermostat is working properly. That includes:
- Swapping out the batteries
- Dusting the inside of the device
- Replacing the thermostat altogether (if it won’t turn on at all or is broken)
#3 – Listen for Strange Noises
More often than not, your furnace will tell you if it needs attention. If the system is screeching or grinding—or worse, booming—turn if off and call us for professional repair.
#4 – Set up Regular Gas Furnace Service With ComfortAire
DIY furnace maintenance is a great, money-saving practice for smaller items on your to-do list, but if you want a complete furnace clean and check, count on ComfortAire. As a Bryant® factory authorized dealer, your comfort and safety are our priorities. We’ll examine and clean every single working part in your system to make sure nothing is broken and everything is working exactly how it should be. We’ll even replace that furnace filter of yours if it needs it so you don’t have to worry about it.