What things can I do at home to maintain my furnace? And how often?
The most important thing you can do to maintain your furnace between your annual inspections is to make sure you keep your filters clean! How often you should clean your filters will depend on your home and who lives there. If you have pets, for example, you want to clean your filter once a month. If you fail to clean your filters enough, it will make it harder on your furnace as it’s trying to run, and the harder your furnace has to work, the lower its life expectancy will be.
What does a furnace tune-up include?
Because there are a number of types of furnaces, a tune-up will vary depending on the type of age of the system that is in your home, but typically, a tune-up will include testing the system for basic function, confirming the proper operation of the blower, verified electric/fuel connections, and ensuring that the equipment has adequate airflow. Your Pro Plumbing Air & Electric heating technician will also check your furnace filter and clean it and/or replace it if needed. You can also do this in between inspections to keep your furnace in the best condition that it can be.
Can I do the maintenance on my furnace myself?
While you can attempt to do the maintenance on your furnace yourself, it is a much better idea to have a heating expert from Pro Plumbing Air & Electric do so. Part of the importance of furnace maintenance is that it is done properly. Our highly-skilled technicians at Pro Plumbing Air & Electric have been trained with the knowledge, skills, and experience to perform furnace maintenance correctly. You may think you are saving money by attempting to do the maintenance on your furnace yourself but, in the event you miss tending to a critical component that is responsible for making your furnace run efficiently, you will actually lose money in the end, as you will likely need repairs in the future.
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