To ensure that your furnace provides reliable heat this winter, it’s important to keep up with regular maintenance. Not only will furnace maintenance keep your home warm, but it will also reduce the chances that you will need furnace repairs. Read on to learn about the essential aspects of furnace maintenance, especially if you live in the Spanish Fork area.
Regular furnace inspections make it less likely that you will need a furnace repair. But more importantly, furnace inspections keep you and your family safe. A malfunctioning furnace can emit gases that can cause serious health hazards, including carbon monoxide poisoning. A technician specializing in HVAC repairs will look for gas leaks, check the thermostat calibration, inspect the tension belt, and test the pilot light if there is one. He or she will also check the furnace burner assembly, ignition assembly, heat exchanger, and piping.
Change Air Filter
The air filter needs to be changed before heating season, and then every month that it is in use. A furnace with a dirty, clogged filter will both increase your energy bills and be ineffective at heating your home. Not only will this cause an increase in your heating bills, but it may even reduce the operating life of your furnace and HVAC system.
Cleaning the furnace is a central component of furnace maintenance. Call a professional to clean the blower assembly, belts, pulleys, condensate drains, ignition assembly, motor housing, and vents. The duct system should be cleaned every 3 to 7 years to ensure that they are clean and free of hidden air leaks.
Lubricate Moving Parts
All moving furnace parts should be lubricated before heating season. Without enough lubrication, the furnace components could wear out or even create so much friction that the entire furnace becomes damaged.
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