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Furnace Maintenance: Things to Do This Winter

Keeping your furnace properly maintained is vital in ensuring that your family stays warm this winter. With temperatures steadily dropping, it is important that you make sure that your system is in proper working order. Here are a few of the furnace maintenance steps that you can take to help ensure that your furnace works throughout the coming winter months.

Replace Your Air Filter

One of the most important steps you can take in maintaining your furnace is to regularly replace its filter(s), as these need to be replaced at least twice a year. When a dirty air filter is left on your furnace for too long, this will cause your furnace’s motor and fan to work harder. This will not only cost your more on your energy bills, but also, it will restrict airflow, which can lead to component failure and costly repairs.

Clean Out Your Furnace

Another way to make sure that your furnace is running as efficiently as possible is to clean out your furnace. Over time, dust and debris can settle inside of your furnace causing it to work harder. However, you can clean your furnace by removing its access panel and using a long vacuum attachment to remove any debris that has settled inside of, and immediately around, your furnace.

Have Your Furnace Serviced

One of the bests things you can do to ensure the continued efficiency of your furnace is to have it professionally serviced this winter. Having your furnace professionally serviced will ensure that your furnace is working efficiently, cleanly, and that it will keep you and your family warm without interruptions this winter. Contact us to learn more about furnace maintenance, including how often you should have your furnace professionally serviced.