The furnace is the heart of your Auburn, Georgia, home heating system. To ensure your furnace operates correctly and efficiently this winter, both you and your HVAC tech need to perform some key home heating system maintenance tasks this fall.
Clean and Replace Your Furnace Filter Monthly
During the cold-weather season, clean your furnace filters each month. Keeping your furnace filters clean prevents debris and dust from entering into your home through ductwork.
To clean them, turn off the unit (the switch should be next to, or a part of the thermostat). In most furnace setups, the filters rest in a slot between the furnace and the return-air duct. For other filters, you may need to open an access panel to reach them. If you have a washable, clean it with water, let it dry, and replace it. If your system uses a disposable fiberglass filter, replace the old filter with a new one.
Vacuum the Ducts in Your Floor Registers
When was the last time you cleaned your ducts? Help your furnace work more efficiently by removing your floor register covers and vacuuming out dust.
Call an HVAC Professional to Inspect Your Furnace
Schedule a fall furnace maintenance check with one of our Indoor Solutions Inc. HVAC professionals. These fall maintenance checks can prevent critical breakdowns of your home heating system. During this service visit, confirm that your technician will focus on the following areas:
- Check the flue for obstructions. Since the flue expels pollutants from your home through a chimney, you want to be sure nothing blocks access to the flue.
- Look carefully at the heat exchanger for possible cracks. Cracks in the heat exchanger can introduce deadly carbon monoxide into your home.
- Verify that your thermostat is operating properly.
- Inspect the combustion chamber, fuel output, airflow, and all belts and motors.
- Lubricate critical operating parts.
- Seal any gaps in the furnace-duct connections.
- Clean off soot and oil the blower mechanism.
At Indoor Solutions, we pride ourselves on helping Auburn homeowners .
To schedule your furnace maintenance visit this fall, call 706-225-8241.