If you’ve stumbled across this blog it’s likely because you’re interested in learning more about furnace maintenance.
Annual tune-ups for your heating equipment are just as important as regular oil changes for your car. If you want your furnace to work as well as it can, for as long as it can, maintenance is paramount.
When you schedule annual tune-ups with Loveland HVAC, you can rest assured that your system will run at peak efficiency. This type of appointment can also help ward off untimely breakdowns.
Reasons to schedule an annual tune-up
When a furnace breaks, it’s often at the worst possible time. Perhaps a snowstorm is on the way, or the local weatherman has forecast that a nasty cold front will be moving through the area. In other cases, your furnace will decide to quit in the dead of night, during a weekend or, at worst, over a holiday.
Emergency HVAC and furnace repairs are expensive- especially if you need someone to come to your home ASAP over a holiday period. When annual maintenance is combined with routine maintenance (that you can do on your own), you’ll be able to minimize the need for this type of appointment.
Things you can do on your own
The most important thing a homeowner can do to maintain their furnace involves making sure the air filter stays clean. Replacing an air filter is an easy job that can be done in less than 10 minutes.
If you’re not inspecting this component on a monthly basis, you should be. When air filters become clogged, they force the motor of your furnace to work a lot harder. This additional strain will do two things. First, it will lead to an uptick in your monthly energy bill. Second, it puts your motor at risk of failure.
If you’ve ever owned a car with a manual transmission, you understand that if you try to drive your car at 50 miles per hour while it’s still in first gear, you’re going to do damage to your engine. If you try to run your furnace when the air filter is completely clogged, you run the risk of causing significant damage to the motor.
When you purchase air filters, you may want to buy several at a time. This way, you’ll have one on hand if the filter needs to be changed.
Have questions? Call Loveland HVAC today
If you have questions about the types of maintenance things you should be doing on your own, or you’d like to learn more about what happens during an annual furnace tune-up appointment call Loveland HVAC today.
Our company has years of experience in helping local homeowners repair and maintain their heating equipment. We’re trusted, we’re reliable and we know what needs to be done to keep your furnace running properly. Loveland HVAC is licensed and insured, and we’re happy to provide you with references if you’d like to speak with some of our past clients.
Call us today at 970-541-9244 to learn why we’re the top-rated HVAC and furnace service provider in Colorado.