Annual maintenance and inspections prevent problems.
The furnace in your home controls the temperature and circulates the air to filter out dust and allergens. Annual inspections by HVAC professionals will keep your furnace functioning properly and efficiently by finding issues with tuning and safety features of the unit.
Common problems found include:
The following are other “not so obvious” problems that an annual inspection can find:
I firmly believe that the best way to keep your furnace working at peak efficiency and ready to go is to have is serviced at the beginning of each season. The time to do it is before you need it. Usually, you will get a bunch of coupons in the mail just prior to the heating or cooling season. This is when you get the best deal for service. Please check the company’s reputation on Yelp or Google before letting them into your home.
During our inspections, we check the efficiency of the furnace along with a test to see how much carbon monoxide (CO) the unit is producing. We also check the temperature rise and compare it to the data plate to make sure it is in the acceptable range. These two test should be done each year when the furnace is serviced. This will keep your furnace operating safely and as efficiently as possible and to the specifications of the manufacturer.
I Want to Make Sure My Furnace Runs Efficiently and Safely Between my Annual Service. What Can I Do?
Changing the filter is by far the most important thing you can do. When the filter gets dirty, it restricts the air flow. That restriction of the air flow will cause the furnace to overheat. The high temperature will cause the heat exchanger to fail prematurely. The following are the problems caused by overheating.
How often should I change my furnace filter?
It depends on what type of filter you choose to use. I like it when my clients purchase the thinner, cheaper filters and change them monthly. Some filter state that they can last for up to six months. As long as the airflow is not restricted, then that should be fine. At a minimum please check your filter on a monthly basis.
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