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Tips for Maintaining a Furnace
Monday, January 7, 2019

Many people don’t consider maintaining their furnace because they think that it can function properly without any care. They only call a professional to check their integral heating system when an issue appears and the furnace stops functioning. When that happens, they have to pay for hefty repairs to make their furnace functional again.

A furnace is an expensive investment and you should maintain it properly to avoid experiencing costly repairs. In this post, we’ll discuss some essential tips to help you maintain a furnace.

Replace or Clean the Filter

The filter of the furnace plays an important role in delivering warm air to the rooms. It filters the air by removing particulates from it before it enters the equipment of the furnace. Dust mites, dust, pollen, bacteria, spores, pet dander and more are filtered before they enter the furnace.

Inexpensive filters offer basic protection and catch particulates that can flow into your home. More expensive filters improve air quality and are helpful for individuals who suffer from asthma or allergies. If you are using inexpensive filters, make sure to change them after thirty to ninety days. Expensive filters may last for up to three months before they are required to be replaced. You should have a technician check the condition of your furnace filter every month and clean or replace it if required.

Is the Blower Motor Functioning Correctly?

The blower motor drives the furnace fan to provide air movement. The heating element in the furnace heats the furnace’s heat exchanger to the required temperature and then the air is pushed through the exchanger by the motor. The air is warmed in this manner and distributed throughout the house.

There are several working parts in a blower motor and if it isn’t properly maintained, it can break down. If your furnace is making noise, there may be an issue in the electric motor of the blower. You should hire an experienced technician for checking your blower motor and fixing the issue before it aggravates.

Clean the Ductwork and Vents

Just like air conditioners, heating systems should be cleaned regularly to ensure they stay in good condition. Every month check the vents and clean them if required. In addition, check the floor registers to ensure they are free of pet hair, debris and dust. If there’s something inside your vents, it may move into your ductwork and affect efficiency of your heating system. If you haven’t cleaned your ductwork in a while, consider hiring a professional to check them and clean them using their high-tech equipment.

Maintaining a furnace doesn’t require too much effort and time. However, if you can’t look after your furnace, schedule maintenance by a professional technician of Crane Heating and Air every month to keep it in top-notch condition.



 
 
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