The professional technicians at Only Way Air have the training and experience to maintain your home's heating / furnace system.
Furnace maintenance is crucial for ensuring energy efficiency, safety, extending its service life, and maintaining your family's comfort. Be sure to schedule furnace maintenance in the fall, before winter arrives.
One of the most important tasks in protecting your furnace is replacing the air filter as recommended. Filters trap the airborne particles from the air moving through your furnace system. The most basic filter traps dust, lint, and pet hair. More sophisticated filters trap these finer particles, helping to keep your furnace clean longer and providing cleaner air.
Some HVAC systems use HEPA filters resulting in cleaner air. This is especially important when a family member has allergies or respiratory issues. However, not just any system can tolerate a HEPA filter. Always ensure you are using the proper filter to avoid permanent damage to your furnace or any HVAC system that isn't manufactured to use them. Pleated filters provide a close comparison to the HEPA's effectiveness, and are safe for most furnaces. Contact your furnace manufacturer or ask your technician which filter is right for your furnace.
Filters are either the type to be changed monthly, every few months, or cleaned. Dirty filters can restrict airflow, causing unnecessary wear and tear on furnace components leading to breakdowns and even premature failure. Once a filter is quite saturated with dirt and lint, the debris bypasses the filter, contaminating the furnace components, and the air your family breathes. It's also recommended you vacuum the grill on the air return. The air return is the air intake into the system, where it flows through the filter. Lint and dust tend to accumulate, and can also restrict airflow. Vacuuming helps to ensure your furnace receives the sir necessary for proper function.
Regularly scheduled furnace maintenance is performed by a qualified HVAC professional. It takes care of the other necessary maintenance task to help ensure reliability and safety for use. Tasks such as a professional cleaning, any required adjustments for tuning it up, a comprehensive inspection, ensuring the thermostat is properly calibrated, and a vital safety check are performed as well as others. In addition, furnace maintenance reduces the frequency of potential breakdowns by identifying developing problems in advance of breakdowns. Only Way Air is committed to your well-being and comfort by providing the best service possible by adhering to industry standards.
When your furnace fails, there are a few things you can check before calling for furnace service or repair.
Become aware of what sounds, smells and seems normal for your home's furnace. When a problem occurs you will be better able to take notice. In the long run annual maintenance for your furnace in the fall will benefit you with increased efficiency, safety, comfort and healthier air. Give Us a call to schedule your furnace maintenance.
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