3 Tips for Maintaining Your Furnace This Winter

The winter months, especially in the northwestern region of the United States, can be brutally long and cold. It will also be very taxing on your home’s furnace.

Your furnace is going to run a lot through these frigid months, which is why it’s important to provide the special attention and care it needs to be ready to work through the long haul.

1. Have It Ready to Go When You Need It

You will have great peace of mind knowing that your furnace is in tip-top condition the moment it is needed. For a thorough inspection and maintenance regimen, hire professionals for the job. This is a cost-efficient way of ensuring the long life and efficiency of your furnace.

General maintenance might include:

  • Inspecting and testing all important components
  • Lubricating mechanical components
  • Thoroughly cleaning the equipment
  • Checking fuel supply
  • Looking over all elements of the system (i.e. ducts, vents, registers, etc.)

Preparing your furnace can make for smooth sailing in the winter.

2. Clean Your Furnace and Monitor Its Performance

You can take measures to keep your furnace running efficiently through the winter. For instance, always make sure to replace the air filter once every couple of months. Your furnace’s heavy use will force the dust and debris to quickly accumulate.

Additionally, you can vacuum out the dust inside your furnace and keep registers, vents and accessible ducts clean, too.

Also, keep your eyes and ears open to anything that might be amiss with your furnace — loud sounds, weak airflow. unusual odors, and more.

3. Avoid Making Your Furnace Work Too Hard

In addition to keeping your furnace clean, and the area around it de-cluttered, you can set your thermostat a little lower than you might be accustomed to. This will slightly limit your furnace’s use. If your home is poorly insulated or has cold air leaks, address them so that your furnace doesn’t have to work harder than it should.

Experienced HVAC Professionals Will Care for Your Furnace

At Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning, we cover all of your furnace needs, from fine-tuning it before the winter to addressing emergencies during. Connect with our team to arrange a service appointment for any of your heating or air conditioning needs.

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