Although it's best for your qualified Airflow service technician to handle major maintenance on your furnace, there are a few procedures you can do at the beginning of each heating season to ensure a more comfortable winter.
- Schedule a semi-annual maintenance check-up or sign-up for our Performance Program (see our Performance Program page). One of the most effective steps consumers can take to help ensure they'll get the efficiency they paid for is to contact an experienced, reputable air-conditioning contractor, such as Airflow, to check their system's operational efficiency and quality.
- Always replace air filters at the beginning of the heating season and change them monthly throughout the winter. Dirty filters should be replaced to prevent equipment from working harder, which results in energy waste and possible internal damage.
- Remove clutter from around the furnace. Items stored near the furnace are a fire hazard. They may also obstruct combustion air supply. This could cause incomplete combustion and the production of carbon monoxide gas.
- Pay close attention to unusual odors. If you smell any unusual odors, your unit may be operating improperly.
- Look for visible signs of a malfunctioning unit. Examples include unusual amounts of moisture on windows inside your home, visibly burnt components, or unusual dirt or rust accumulations in the chimney or flue pipe or in the unit.
It's important to have an Airflow service representative check your furnace semi-annually. There are several items they need to inspect to make sure your furnace is functioning properly. Airflow can also provide information about low-cost, preventative maintenance agreements (see our Performance Program page.)