How to Maintain Your Heating System

You must have your furnace serviced annually by a competent professional for efficiency and safety. It is one of the most expensive, complicated, and important systems in your home.

Most furnaces are powered by gas, electricity or oil and may be integrated into your whole home HVAC system - heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

By scheduling regular maintenance on your home's entire system before the winter season starts (September for your furnace), you can often can get a quicker response from your professional contractor.

Practicing good maintenance will keep your home comfortable and your heating system running safely and efficiently, without the need for costly repairs.

Filters

Filters keep debris and dust from entering your home, as well as your furnace. Keeping a clean filter in place is the easiest heating system maintenance task, and is good practice for both efficiency and safety.

You should replace the filter on your furnace as often as recommended by the manufacturer. Keep a box of them near the furnace to remind yourself to make the change, and write on the side of the filter the date you installed it. If you notice much more dust or soot in your home than usual, changing the filter can alleviate these problems.

My Unit is Not Working!

If you have a problem with your heating system, as with all systems or appliances, check for blown fuses, tripped circuit breakers and proper power first.

Energy Savings and System Life

Did you know that your energy bills can rise as a result of lack of proper maintenance on your heating system? You can also extend the life of your equipment by practicing some simple maintenance tasks and keeping your system tuned up!

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