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A Checklist for Maintaining Your Furnace This Summer

By April 3, 2023April 29th, 2023No Comments

As the temperatures drop and you start to rely on your furnace for warmth, it’s important to make sure that your heating system is in good working condition. Regular maintenance can prevent unexpected breakdowns and extend the lifespan of your furnace. Here’s a checklist of furnace maintenance tasks you can do this fall to keep your heating system running efficiently.

  1. Change Your Air Filter One of the easiest and most important things you can do to keep your furnace running smoothly is to change your air filter. A dirty filter can cause your unit to work harder and reduce the air quality in your home. You should replace your filter every one to three months, depending on how often you use your furnace and the type of filter you have.
  2. Check Your Thermostat Your thermostat is the control center for your heating system. Make sure it’s working properly by testing it this fall. If you notice any issues, such as inaccurate temperature readings or difficulty adjusting the temperature, it may be time to replace your thermostat.
  3. Clean Your Furnace Dirt and debris can accumulate inside your furnace, reducing its efficiency and increasing the risk of breakdowns. Use a soft brush or vacuum to clean the interior of your furnace, including the blower motor, fan blades, and burners.
  4. Inspect Your Flue Your furnace’s flue is responsible for venting harmful gases out of your home. Make sure it’s clear of any obstructions, such as bird nests or debris. If you notice any cracks or signs of damage, contact a professional HVAC technician.
  5. Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas that can be produced by your furnace. Make sure your carbon monoxide detector is working properly by testing it this fall. If it’s not functioning correctly, replace the batteries or contact a professional.

By following this checklist, you can keep your furnace running efficiently this fall and avoid any unexpected breakdowns. If you need any assistance with your furnace maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact a professional HVAC technician. For Seattle heating and cooling services, trust the experts at Seattle Heating & Cooling. Our team of experienced technicians can help with all of your furnace maintenance needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment! 206-848-8080.

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