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End of Summer Furnace Maintenance Tips

With the temperatures are still high, it’s more than likely that you haven’t thought about your furnace in months. Performing maintenance on your furnace now ensures that things will be working properly by the time the cooler weather comes and you’re in need of a little extra heat. To ensure things are running smoothly, here are some tips you’ll want to follow:

Change Your Filters

If there’s one thing you do to maintain your HVAC system before cold weather hits, make sure to change your filter. Your furnace must work harder to push air through an old filter, causing the system to use more energy, leading to more money spent. Furnace filters cost less in the summertime, so stock up today to keep warm in the winter!

Check Burners and Blowers

Furnace burners that sit still all summer tend to collect dirt and dust. It’s important to check the burners before your system kicks in and get rid of the debris before it becomes a fire hazard. You should also make sure to oil the furnace blower once a year to avoid failure and prevent unwanted noises down the line.

Check Your Vents

Just as we’ve mentioned moving furniture to prevent your AC from being obstructed, the same goes for your furnace. Make sure that no furniture is obstructing the vents that could prevent warm air from being released inside your home. Obstructed vents can also lead to your furnace overheating, which can be very costly to replace or repair. Be sure to clear the path of any furnace obstructions before turning on your unit come the chilly weather.

Now is the perfect time to maintain your furnace before the temperatures drop! Give Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing a call for all of your HVAC maintenance needs. Our experts will take care of your filters, burners, blowers and more during every maintenance visit. To learn more about our services offered or to schedule an appointment with us, visit our website or give us a call at (412) 265-2662.