Much like regularly scheduled auto checkups can help protect your car from a break down, having annual furnace tune-ups can keep your home's heating system running smoothly and catch issues before they become big problems. If you live in Maryland or Washington, DC and want your furnace to run smoothly this winter, call Michael Bonsby HVAC today.
Certified professional furnace tune-ups
When you have Michael Bonsby HVAC tune up your furnace, you will get all of the following services:
- Thermostat Inspection
- Filter inspection and replacement or cleaning
- Electrical component inspection
- Motor oiling service
- Heat exchanger inspection
- Air flow check and evaporator coil cleaning
- ir fuel mixture check
Do-it-yourself furnace care
To ensure that your furnace stays running optimally, there are a number of steps you can take yourself in between your annual tune-ups. While these should not replace professional furnace tune-ups, they can greatly reduce your chances of needing repairs.
Make sure nothing flammable is stored near your furnace
Many homeowners store things like weed eaters, lawn mowers, and gas cans in the garage next to the furnace. This is very dangerous and can lead to an explosion when the furnace is turned on.
Run your furnace before you need it.
If you run your furnace for a few minutes before you need it, you will be able to assess for yourself how well it is working. Waiting until the first cold morning to discover that your furnace is not pumping out sufficient heat will lead to some cold days.
Change your furnace filters regularly
Dirty filters will restrict air flow, reducing your furnace's efficiency and potentially causing your heat exchanger to overheat. Replace disposable fiberglass filters and wash electrostatic or electronic filters.
If you smell a noxious odor from your furnace, don't worry
Many people find that their furnace emits a noxious odor the first time they run it. This is not carbon monoxide - carbon monoxide is an odorless gas. The smell is simply dust that has settled on your furnace and is burning off. Opening the windows will dissipate the odor quickly.
These steps combined with annual tune-ups from Michael Bonsby HVAC will keep your Maryland or Washington, DC furnace running like new for years to come. Winter weather is fast approaching - call today!