Before starting any kind of routine maintenance or cleaning make sure you have taken the proper safety precautions, such as turning your appliance off. If at any point you question what you are doing or think you might damage your furnace or hurt yourself, do not proceed. Call us and we will be happy to provide routine furnace maintenance for you.
Change the Filters
The first thing you should do for your gas furnace, or any of your HVAC systems, is to change the air filter. This should be done at least once a year, but as many as 3 or 4 times depending on the manufacturers specifications. The air filter traps dust and debris from entering the furnace. As debris collects on the air filter it begins to restrict air flow, and anything that restricts airflow decreases the efficiency of your system.
Check the Burner Flames
Turn up the burner flames and check to see that they light properly and are a consistent blue color. If they don’t like or are not consistently colored please call us and we can investigate the issue.
We recommend a seasonal inspection and clean and check by one of our technicians. One of our certified professionals will be able to inspect and repair anything else that may be needed to keep your unit running efficiently. We also recommend having your ducts cleaned once a season, as well as having your insulation checked and all leaks repaired.
You should always be aware of the temperature in your home and pay attention to possible temperature inconsistencies. Always listen to your furnace and keep and ear out for strange or unusual noises. If you hear anything unusual or your furnace starts blowing cold air, call us to inspect the unit for you.
Call Answer Heating & Cooling today for furnace service or repair. If you are in Saginaw, Midland, Freeland or any of the surrounding communities call us today or check out our service area page for more information. If you don’t see your city call us to find out if we cover your area.