When Northeast Ohio temperatures drop, you need optimal performance from your furnace. Unfortunately, many homeowners in the Greater Cleveland area fail to recognize the importance of annual furnace maintenance. The result is unnecessary system failure, often when they need their furnace the most.
To maintain optimal furnace efficiency, annual furnace maintenance is a must. By allowing an HVAC professional to service your system annually, smaller system issues – many of which are virtually undetectable to the untrained eye – can be addressed before they require costly repairs. Plus, there is a certain peace of mind that comes with having your furnace serviced prior to the heating season, and knowing it will be in service when you need it most.
If you’re unfamiliar with what furnace maintenance entails, here are a few examples of what your technician will do during this in-depth examination of your heating system:
- Evaluate and adjust electrical connections for operational safety
- Lubricate moving motor parts and evaluate condition of belts
- Test accuracy of thermostat settings and efficiency of system cycling
- Clean combustion chamber and inspect for possible damage
- Check the efficiency of ventilation system
Examining these and other varied aspects of your heating system, your technician make necessary adjustments and repairs to bring your furnace back to a state of optimal operation.
One aspects of furnace maintenance that you can perform yourself is filter maintenance. While your technician will change filters during an annual service call, you can inspect your filters on a monthly basis, and change them as needed to give your system a sustained boost in efficiency. After all, clogged filters restrict airflow and prevent proper filtration, which in turn puts an unnecessary strain on your system. This not only results in higher energy costs, but often leads to unnecessary system damage.
Annual furnace maintenance is the best way to ensure that your home will remain warm and comfortable even when outdoor temperatures become unbearably cold. If you’d like to schedule an annual service check with one of our trained technicians, contact us today at Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing.
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