Keep your Air Ducts Clean
It can be easy to forget to clean where we can’t see, but cleaning your home’s air ducts is essential to keeping your furnace operating smoothly. According to local furnace installation professionals, if your air ducts are dirty when the furnace turns on, it could blow any dust or allergens that are trapped in the ducts out into your home. Not only can this irritate a person with existing allergies or asthma, but it will also cause your furnace to work much harder, and therefore wear out much sooner. Preventative furnace maintenance can ensure that your furnace will not have unexpected breakdowns.
Change the Furnace Filter
As one of the main components of your furnace, the filter is a key part of your furnace maintenance. It needs to be changed at the beginning of every heating season and checked frequently throughout. Dirt will accumulate within the filter, and it can lower the efficiency of your furnace. When checking the filter, simply take it out and hold it up to the light. If the furnace filter looks clogged, then it is time to replace it. If you’re unsure of whether it needs to be cleaned or not, contact a professional furnace maintenance company.
Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help
If you’re looking to avoid unexpected calls to a furnace repair company, it is a good idea to keep up routine furnace maintenance throughout the year. You can do your part by keeping up with the tips mentioned above. However, when it comes to cleaning, there will be areas you can’t reach. If you’re a new homeowner or living in an older home, you may be unaware of the state of your air ducts or existing furnace. A professional HVAC company can complete air duct cleaning and furnace maintenance to keep your furnace operating smoothly.
Horizon Heating Ltd. has been providing quality and affordable heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality solutions to Albertans since 1988. If you have any questions or comments about installations or repairs for your furnace, duct, AC system or indoor air quality solutions, we are here to help.
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