For most of us, furnace maintenance is last on our to-do list. It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. However, the last thing you want to worry about during the middle of winter is a broken furnace. Our team at CW Suter Services wants to help you be prepared by providing the following furnace maintenance tips.
1. Change Your Filter Regularly
This is the easiest and one of the most important regular maintenance items a Sioux City homeowner can perform, but also one that is the most forgotten. Learn about the major consequences of not changing your filter. Clean filters allow air to circulate through your furnace efficiently and prolong the life of your system. Be sure to check the furnace and filter manufacturers’ recommendations on the frequency of filter changes. This will also help improve your overall indoor air quality in your home. Furnace filter changes can also reduce your energy bill by 5 to 15 percent.
2. Understand Your System and the Recommended Furnace Maintenance
Although most furnaces are natural gas or electric, many other heating systems such as geothermal and heat pump’s are becoming more popular. It’s important to understand how your particular system needs to be maintained. Some may not need as much maintenance, while more common systems such as natural gas furnaces need regular inspections and tune-ups to operate efficiently and dependably.
3. Use Your Senses
Take the time to look at your overall system to see if you notice anything obviously amiss. First, if you detect the odor of rotten eggs, call your utility company immediately. This can signify a gas leak, which can be extremely dangerous in your home. Second, be sure to check that all pipes are fastened and that there are no unusual sounds.
4. Get Tidy
Dirt and dust can hamper the performance of your furnace, so regular cleaning should be part of your annual maintenance. Although you can clean around your unit easily, leave the cleaning of the inside of your system to the professionals as some parts are sensitive and can be damaged very easily.
Contact Us for Your Furnace Maintenance Needs
Your gas furnace, heat pump, and air conditioner are all an investment that increases your home’s value and efficiency, as well as your health and comfort. It only makes sense that you want to protect that investment. Our comfort and convenience maintenance plan aims to make it, you guessed it, convenient for you to care for your heating and cooling equipment, ensuring your family’s comfort. Our maintenance plan has many benefits and features including:
- Two annual inspections on covered heating and cooling equipment
- 30 day labor warranty on repairs
- 10% discount on parts and labor for repairs
- Increased efficiency and extended life of equipment
- As a CW Suter Comfort and Convenience Plan customer, you are entitled to receive priority to your service requests
When you are ready to invest in heating and cooling maintenance enroll in our plan or give us a call at 712-252-3007 in Sioux City, Iowa if you have any questions about furnace maintenance.