In just a few short weeks, you’ll most likely be shutting off your air conditioner for the rest of the year. Is your furnace prepared for the workload to come? One of the most neglected services in HVAC is the annual furnace maintenance visit. But as any technician will tell you, this is one of the best steps you can take to prepare your heating system for the fall. Take a look at why this is, and check out a few more tips for efficient furnace operation.
Why Maintenance Matters
Annual heating maintenance is a service in which a professional comes out to your home to examine the system, make a few adjustments, and clean a number of components within the system. If you schedule heating maintenance this year and each of the following, you may notice one or all of the following benefits.
- Increased energy efficiency
- Better performance
- Fewer repairs
- A longer lifespan
- Safer operation
Heating systems that are well-maintained simply run more smoothly, and they are less likely to need repairs over the course of their lifetimes. You’ll need a professional to take care of these tasks, but there are a couple of things you can do on your own to help prevent repairs, improve performance and efficiency, and keep the system around for longer.
- Change the filter. Doing so before the start of the heating season and each following month allows for the proper amount of airflow, which in turn improves the performance of the system.
- Use your programmable thermostat. Don’t set it and forget it; make a schedule so that the furnace comes on when you plan to be home, but stays off or at a lower temperature while you are away. Don’t have a programmable thermostat? Have a professional install one today!
Call APC Plumbing & Heating today for furnace services in the Lakewood area. We have someone in your neighborhood today.