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Furnace Maintenance 101

Last updated 6 years ago

An efficient, effective furnace is an essential part of any household. Without regular maintenance, however, a heating system can fall victim to dust, clogged filters, worn-out components, and a host of other problems. To keep your heating system healthy and functional when you most need it, here’s what you need to know:

Have your seasonal inspection done early. Winter is the time when you will probably be using your furnace most often, so it makes sense to have your heating system checked by a qualified professional in the early fall, before contractors’ schedules begin to fill up. If your system is in need of replacement, it’s better to know it well before cold weather sets in. You should also have your HVAC system checked in the spring to ensure that it hasn’t become worn down by frequent use.

Inspect your filters monthly. Having a working filtration system is key to keeping your home well-heated; with clogged or ineffective filtration, your heating system could fail. You should check, clean, or change your air filters every month; ask your HVAC contractor to demonstrate how to do this properly.

Keep an eye on your outdoor units. Your outside HVAC units can easily become clogged by debris, making your heating system perform less efficiently. To avoid this, check your outside units periodically—as well as after storms or windy days—and remove any sticks, leaves, dirt, or other debris that have aggregated there. Be careful when mowing your lawn near your HVAC units, and keep a two-foot space around them free of grass and other objects so that air flow will not be impeded.

Are you in need of a reliable heating specialist in the Las Vegas area? At Rebel Refrigeration, we provide a wide range of outstanding heating products and services for Las Vegas and the surrounding area, including installation and service of furnaces, installation of filtration systems, and carbon monoxide detection. Call us today at (702) 734-7750 if you have any questions about our heating services, or visit us online for more information.

 

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