Here at 7-Star Cooling & Heating, we want all of the residents of Travis County and the surrounding communities to have a firm understanding of how to maintain a well functioning and clean heating furnace so that they do not experience issues in the future! There is a wide variety of tips and routine things you can do in relation to your heating furnace that our team recommends. When you take your kids to the doctor every year, you are doing it as preventative measures to ensure nothing goes wrong with them. Why not do the same for the central unit that is responsible for the temperature in your home? In this blog, we will provide some advice in ensuring that your furnace stays in tip top shape!
Regularly Change the Air Filter
One of the easiest and most important things you can do to maintain your heating furnace is to change the air filter regularly. A clean air filter helps improve the efficiency of your furnace, as well as prevent dust, dirt, and other particles from entering your home. We recommend changing the air filter at least every three months, or more frequently if you have pets or live in an area with high air pollution. This simple task can save you money on your energy bills and extend the life of your furnace.
Keep the Area Around Your Furnace Clean
Make sure to keep the area around your heating furnace clean and free of debris. This includes clearing away any clutter, such as boxes or storage items, that may be blocking the furnace. It’s also important to keep the air intake and exhaust vents free of any obstructions, such as leaves or snow. This will ensure proper airflow and prevent potential fire hazards.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
Just like with your car, it’s important to schedule annual maintenance for your heating furnace. This allows a professional HVAC technician, like the ones at 7 Star Heating and Cooling, to thoroughly inspect and clean your furnace, making any necessary repairs and adjustments. This can prevent future problems and extend the life of your furnace. To learn more about the annual maintenance options available to you, contact our team today and we would be happy to take a look at your furnace.
Check for Any Strange Noises or Smells
If you notice any strange noises or smells coming from your heating furnace, it’s important to address them immediately. These could be signs of a potential issue that needs to be addressed before it becomes a bigger problem. A common reason why there may be a smell coming from your furnace is due to a dirty air filter or buildup of dust and debris. If you can’t identify the source of the issue, it’s best to call our team for assistance.
Contact 7 Star Heating and Cooling today to learn more about what we can do for your furnace!