Why You Need a Furnace Clean and Check and Tuneup Every Year

Technician Shaking Hand

IN Twin Cities / ST PAUL MN AREA HOMES, OUR FURNACES SIT IDLE FOR 7 TO
8 MONTHS EACH YEAR

It’s easy to forget about your
furnace until some cold weather rolls in and you feel a chill inside your home.
When it’s time to switch on the heat and make the chill go away,
home owners can get a little nervous. Typically the first time you fire
up your furnace you smell something burning that does not smell right.
This is dust and dirt that has accumulated in the system being burned
off when you first start your furnace. Also if your furnace is older you
can feel insecure about the integrity of your system and whether it will
be reliable for the full winter heating season.

A FURNACE CLEAN AND CHECK REMOVES DUST AND DIRT

A thorough cleaning removes dirt from all areas in your forced air furnace,
increases efficiency and prolongs the life of your equipment. As with
any mechanical device with moving parts, dust and dirt accelerate wear.
Cleaning the blower and motor removes damaging dirt that can reduce the
life of the fan. Removing dust overall lessens the chance that it will
move through your system and cause parts to fail.

A CLEAN AIR FILTER IS IMPORTANT

Your furnace circulates warm air through your home. The air is returned
to your furnace and passes through a filter to be heated again. Your technician
should inspect your filter, clean or replace it as necessary and advise
you on how and when to check the media throughout the heating season.

A FURNACE TUNEUP MAKES SURE ALL COMPONENTS ARE IN TOP WORKING ORDER

Once your equipment is cleaned, a certified technician should review the
operation of all parts to ensure they are working efficiently and to manufacturer
specifications. The burners need to be adjusted to the correct combustion
settings. Moving parts should be lubricated to prevent seizure. Your technician
should review all parts for any wear that could cause a breakdown. Your
technician also should make sure that your thermostat is functioning correctly
and starting and stopping your furnace correctly.

A FURNACE TUNEUP DELIVERS PEACE OF MIND

A certified technician caring for your heating system drastically reduces
the chance of a breakdown happening at the worst time. Your technician
should give you a full written report of all components checked and any
concerns that were found during the inspection.

 

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