As we enjoy cooler fall temperatures, winter will be here before we know it. With the changing of the seasons, it is critical to have your annual furnace inspection performed by an HVAC professional. What role does annual furnace maintenance play? Here are three examples.
1. Furnace maintenance ensures that your HVAC system is in good working order.
Our NATE-certified technicians ensure that your HVAC system is operating properly and efficiently during a furnace maintenance appointment with Stiles Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing.
The technician will inspect the unit and its wiring, among other things.
Clean and lubricate all unit components as needed.
Check the fuel line and the fuel levels.
Examine the pilot light and adjust the fuel line pressure.
Annual furnace and air conditioner maintenance are just as important as getting annual checkups with our doctors and having our cars serviced on a regular basis. We recommend having your HVAC system professionally serviced twice a year.
2. Furnace maintenance ensures that your HVAC system operates as efficiently as possible.
Your technician will inspect and clean the components of your HVAC system during their visit. When furnace parts are thoroughly inspected and cleaned, your furnace will run more efficiently.
Another source of inefficiency is a clogged air filter. The purpose of an air filter is to remove pollutants from the indoor air of your home, such as dust, dirt, and pet dander. When the air filter is clogged, it restricts airflow, causing your furnace to work harder and less efficiently. Depending on the type of air filter you use and how much your system runs, it is best to clean or replace your air filter every 30-90 days.
3. Furnace maintenance is critical for the health of your family.
You don’t want your furnace to circulate dust and other airborne pollutants while it circulates air throughout your home. A clogged air filter makes removing pollutants from your home’s indoor air more difficult. Your technician will ensure that your furnace is free of mildew, mold, dust, and other contaminants that can affect the quality of your indoor air and the health of your family during your furnace maintenance appointment.