It may be a while before your hats and gloves come out for the winter, but as summer comes to an end, it’s important to start thinking about your furnace service. Temperatures plummet during fall and winter, and you don’t want to discover a furnace problem when you need it most!
Now is a good time to perform a basic checkup and some standard maintenance to make sure you’ll have heat in the coming months. Give your furnace some TLC now, and you’re less likely to have problems later!
End of Summer Furnace Maintenance
- Replace your filters. Even if you do nothing else, change your filters. Regular filter changes keep HVAC systems running smoothly. Dirty filters cause the system to work harder, often resulting in premature failure.
- Make sure your vents are clear. Obstructed supply vents can’t release warm air. Make sure all the vents in your home are unblocked by furniture, drapery, etc. Also, consider professional duct cleaning if you haven’t had it done recently.
- Check blowers and burners. Dust builds up on furnace burners during the summer. Before your furnace kicks on for the first time this season, remove dust and other debris to prevent a potential fire hazard. Also, make sure the burner is rust-free and properly aligned. Oil the blower motor to prevent unwanted noise and keep it running smoothly.
- Schedule a furnace maintenance checkup. If you aren’t familiar with how your system works, we recommend scheduling a professional HVAC checkup. A technician will go over your furnace and your entire HVAC system to make sure everything is in good working order and make recommendations as needed. Checkups are an important part of maintaining your furnace because they allow professional to detect minor problems before they become major. Check out our maintenance program!
Hagerstown Furnace Maintenance
You might not be ready to see summer come to an end, but cooler days will be here soon. Contact us today for Hagerstown furnace maintenance to ensure that your heating system won’t fail on the first cold day of the season. Call 301-733-5428.