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11 Heater Maintenance Tips

Protect Your System With Our Furnace Maintenance Tips

Have you often asked yourself, “Who should service my furnace?” As the cooler months approach, ensuring your heater is in excellent condition is crucial for keeping your Winder home warm and comfortable. At Absolute Comfort Air, we provide efficient heating tune-ups to ensure your home remains warm throughout the colder months.

Our team has put together this comprehensive guide to help you prepare for the winter season. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or prefer to leave it to the pros, these furnace maintenance tips will keep your system running efficiently.

DIY Heater Maintenance Checklist

While some aspects of heater maintenance require professional attention, there are several tasks homeowners can handle themselves to keep their systems in good condition.

1. Replace Or Clean The Air Filter

One of the simplest yet most effective maintenance tasks is to replace or clean your air filter. A dirty filter can restrict airflow, causing your furnace to work harder and reduce its efficiency. Check your filter monthly and replace it every 1–3 months, or clean it if it’s reusable.

2. Inspect The Thermostat

Ensure your thermostat is working correctly by setting it to a few degrees higher or lower than the current room temperature and listening for the furnace to kick on or off. If it doesn’t respond, it may need new batteries or a professional inspection.

3. Clean The Vents And Registers

Dust and debris can accumulate in your vents and registers, obstructing airflow. Vacuum them regularly and make sure they are not blocked by furniture or other objects to ensure proper air circulation.

4. Check The Pilot Light

For furnaces with a pilot light, ensure it’s burning a steady blue flame. A yellow or flickering flame can indicate a problem with the burner or a need for cleaning. If you notice any irregularities, we recommend contacting our experts for professional assistance.

5. Clear The Area Around Your Furnace

Keep the area around your furnace clean and free of any clutter. Doing so not only ensures proper airflow but also reduces the risk of fire hazards.

Professional Heater Maintenance Tasks

While the above tasks can be managed by homeowners, some furnace maintenance tasks are best left to the experienced technicians at Absolute Comfort Air. When you contact our team, you can expect thorough, professional care. Here are a few tasks we recommend leaving to our experts.

1. Comprehensive System Inspection

A professional technician will perform a detailed inspection of your furnace, checking for wear and tear, leaks and any signs of potential issues. This examination includes inspecting the heat exchanger, blower motor and other critical components.

2. Cleaning And Adjusting The Burners

Burner maintenance is crucial for efficient combustion. Our technicians will clean and adjust the burners to ensure they are operating correctly, reducing the risk of carbon monoxide production.

3. Inspecting Electrical Connections

Loose or corroded electrical connections can pose safety risks and affect your unit’s performance. It’s best to have a professional inspect and tighten all connections, ensuring safe and efficient operation.

4. Lubricating Moving Parts

Furnaces have several moving parts that require regular lubrication to function smoothly. This step helps reduce friction and wear, extending the life of your system.

5. Checking The Flue And Vent System

A professional will inspect the flue and vent system to ensure there are no blockages or leaks that could lead to dangerous carbon monoxide buildup in your home.

6. Testing The Safety Controls

Safety controls are essential for protecting your home and family. Our technicians will test these controls to ensure they’re functioning correctly and will shut down the unit if necessary.

Schedule Your Professional Tune-Up Today

While homeowners can handle many aspects of heater maintenance, a professional tune-up is essential for ensuring your furnace operates safely throughout the cooler season. At Absolute Comfort Air, our skilled technicians are ready to provide top-notch service to keep your home warm and cozy.

Don’t wait until the first cold snap to service your furnace! Contact Absolute Comfort Air today to schedule your professional heater tune-up and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your system is in expert hands. Your comfort is our business, and quality service is our promise.

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