Now is the time of year when you rely on our heating system more than ever! Whether it is electric or gas, your system has an important role in keeping you and your family warm during the winter.
Although your furnace is one of the essential pieces of equipment in your home during the winter, it is often forgotten about until an issue arises. Instead of your furnace only crossing your mind when it is time for a repair, here are some ways to show your furnace some extra love this month!
Change Your Air Filters
When you think about your furnace, your air filters probably don’t come to mind, but they go hand in hand! A dirty air filter can cause your furnace to stop working if too much dirt and debris build up inside. It also reduces the airflow to your HVAC, which can cause it to work harder than it needs to. To prevent this from happening, be sure to change your air filters every three months, or more frequently if you have pets that shed.
Check Your Thermostat Regularly
Do you feel like your home’s temperature doesn’t match what your thermostat is set to? If so, there may be a problem with your thermostat, which can affect your furnace’s performance. If you suspect your thermostat needs to be recalibrated or replaced, call a professional to inspect it for possible issues.
Clean Your Vents
Like your bathroom, kitchen, and carpets need to be cleaned, so do your air vents. This is especially true for homeowners who own pets because of hair and dander. Gas furnaces have a venting system that can become blocked due to dust and debris, so keeping your vents clean is crucial. To do this, take a large brush to clean the outside of the vents and clean the inside with a vacuum cleaner. Professional duct cleaning is also highly recommended if you are anyone if your family suffers from allergies or a delicate immune system.
Pay Attention to Your Furnace Sounds
Noises from your furnaces may not be a cause for concern, but sometimes they signal that something is wrong. A few sounds to listen out for are rattling, chirping, booming, or whistling noises. A professional diagnosing an issue with your furnace can save you costly repairs or replacements. So, if you want to show your furnace some extra TLC, listen out for the warnings it may be trying to give you.
Expert Furnace Maintenance in Central New Jersey
One of the best ways to take care of your furnace is to schedule regular maintenance visits with a skilled HVAC technician. Rather than waiting until an issue arises, have a professional come out and thoroughly inspect your heating systems. This ensures that your furnace operates as efficiently as possible and can even minimize the risk of unexpected breakdowns. Many expert service providers offer annual contracts for maintenance that offer regular safety inspections as well as discounts and other benefits. Inquire with your service provider.
If you have any questions about your furnace or would like to schedule your maintenance appointment, give the experts at C&C a call at 732-860-2660. We are always happy to service your Central New Jersey home and make sure you are comfortable year-round!