Now that the cold months are here, a lot of people are cramming in the necessary things to keep their home warm. What is more reliable than a good old furnace, right? However, many of us do not give serious and necessary attention to this matter. All year round, we postpone seasonal tasks such as checking out our furnaces until the last minute.
Try these tricks first before asking professionals for assistance.
Replace your furnace filter.
The filter is probably the easiest thing to check and fix in your furnace. “Simply check to see if it is dirty”. Consider replacing the filter every 1 – 2 months to ensure that air quality is at its optimal point. Dirty filters can cause a lack of airflow. If left unattended, dirty filters can cause allergies and respiratory issues, as well.
Check your thermostat.
Typically, we forget to accomplish the most obvious things to do. Your HVAC system was in “cool” or “fan” mode during the entire summer season. As the season changed, you might have forgotten to adjust the setting. Make sure that it is in the correct setting to avoid issues in the future.
Clean your furnace.
To keep the furnace up and running, one of the most natural things to do is to clean it and its surroundings. Dirt and dust will accumulate in the filter quickly. To guarantee a longer life of your filter, you have to be thorough in cleaning your furnace and the surrounding areas.
Inspect power source.
The power source is an important part of the furnace. If the furnace is not getting enough power, that might affect its performance and efficiency. Ensure that the fuse and breaker are properly working. If not, call a professional immediately. Do not attempt to fix the power source on your own.
Know how old your furnace is.
If you are a renter, or you got your home secondhand, there is a strong chance that you do not know exactly how old your furnace is. A furnace has an average lifetime of 10 years if not properly maintained. An old furnace may also use an older electric power supply that is less energy efficient. If you suspect that your furnace is a little too old and without proper upkeep, call a professional immediately.
While you can definitely do some minor checks on your own, we do not recommend DIY for more significant issues. Without proper training and expertise, you might cause even greater damage to your HVAC system. That’s the last thing you want to happen! Instead, seek professional assistance as soon as possible.
Whether you need a furnace tune-up, furnace installation, emergency repair, All Year Inc. can surely assist you with your concern.
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