Your furnace is one of the most important components in your house. In order to have a furnace working properly and keep it efficient, a well maintained system is required.
An unmaintained furnace could release carbon monoxide into your home, or suddenly stop working when you need it the most. No one wants to have heating problems during a cold spell or even a winter storm! A well maintained furnace will also have a longer service life, and that means more money in your pocket.
Besides saving money, you always wish to have overall comfort in your house and your furnace can provide you that. A well maintained furnace will provide you and your family with healthy and quality air in your home.
A few tips that we should remember to help maintain our furnace in good condition and avoid future problems are:
Yearly safety checkup & maintenance inspections- Prevent problems with your equipment by having yearly check-ups done by a professional and licensed HVAC technician. Don’t leave it for the last minute – planning ahead will help you have your safety checkup and maintenance done within the time frame you pick. Remember that professional HVAC companies get busy when winter arrives, so it is best to plan ahead and make sure your furnace is in perfect working order prior to the start of winter. Custom Comfort provides homeowner maintenance plans that can take care of the planning and ensure your furnace is in tip-top condition!
Change your filters on a regular basis – This is one of the most important tasks to keep your furnace running smoothly. Dirty filters can result in higher energy bills, and can restrict airflow causing the motor of the furnace to overheat. Changing your filters regularly will also help you maintain a healthier environment for you and your family members. How often you need to replace a filter depends on a lot of factors. It is recommended that you change your 1” filter at least every three months, but if you have pets or smokers in your house, you should replace the 1” filter monthly.
Consider a Programmable Thermostat –This can help you save a lot of money on your energy bill. A programmable thermostat will let you program temperatures for your heating and cooling system to lower and raise temperatures in your house throughout different times of the day/night. This effective solution will help you reduce your heating costs.
It is important to have your thermostat installed by a professional so the technician can check the compatibilities between your thermostat and your furnace system and he can also pick the best location for it to be installed. The location of the thermostat will have an impact on the system’s efficiency. Consider installing one in your home and be in control of all your energy costs for heating and cooling your home.
Clean your floor vents – It is important to always remember to keep your floor vents clean. Floor vent ducts are a perfect spot for dust, hair, toys and food to hide. Keeping them clean will improve the efficiency of your furnace and will help the air circulate better throughout your house.
In today’s world, there are plenty of ways to improve your home, but perhaps none more important than the very air that you breathe. Whether you are after a comprehensive heating solution for your home, or you want to find out more about the new generation of thermostats we are the company you should contact. We can also offer expert advice regarding gas fireplaces, humidifiers, air purification systems and more!
For 29 years, Custom Comfort ClimateCare has been a family owned and operated business serving the Barrie & Surrounding Areas. As contributing community members we understand the importance of improving the safety and comfort of your family and home which is why we employ highly skilled licensed gas & air conditioning technicians who want nothing less than your absolute satisfaction. From brand new installations to maintenance and repairs, Custom Comfort is your choice for Heating & Cooling Professionals.