The best way to guard against needing furnace repair or replacement sooner than you’d like is by scheduling regular furnace maintenance service calls with a professional HVAC contractor. If there is one place where the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” doesn’t apply, it’s with HVAC. The expert HVAC technicians at Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning offer annual maintenance service for your furnace, as well as the Presidential Advantage Maintenance Plan, which includes tune-ups for both your furnace and your AC, as well as other benefits.
While there are a number of tasks on our list for furnace maintenance, they can vary with the type of system you have, whether you have forced-air or a boiler, or use electricity or gas for fuel. Still, some chores are the same.
Change Air Filters: As with air conditioner maintenance, one of the single most important things a homeowner can do to keep their furnace running smoothly is to change the air filter regularly. Air filters trap debris from the outside to keep it out of your HVAC system and home. While spring, summer, and fall are worse for dust, dirt, and pollen, this job still needs to be done regularly in winter. If you have never changed your air filter, our HVAC technicians can show you how.
Clean Components: As part of furnace maintenance, we clean its components, including burners, pilot assemblies, blower motors, and more. We also check to make sure combustion air pipes are clear. Rodents and other critters can sometimes take up residence in warm pipes in winter, blocking them with debris. This can not only cause your furnace to malfunction but also it could potentially cause carbon monoxide to leak into your home.
Check Belts & Pulleys: Broken belts and pulleys are not expensive to replace, but it is best to do it before they break, leaving you without heat on a cold winter day. We replace worn belts and pulleys as part of our maintenance service.
Lubricate Moving Parts: This important step keeps your furnace running smoothly all winter long and lengthens its life as well.
Check Controls & Safeties: Especially if you have a gas furnace, you want to be sure all the controls and safeties are working properly to prevent not just a furnace breakdown, but an accident as well.
We can perform furnace maintenance service any time of the year, but it’s best to schedule it in the fall, just before you expect to start using your furnace again. At that time, we can ensure your furnace is in prime shape for the upcoming cold season and help ward off any breakdowns.
To keep your furnace in proper working order and to help it maintain efficiency throughout the years, get regular maintenance service from Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning of Gaithersburg. Our expert HVAC technicians will make sure your furnace keeps you warm all winter long.