How to Help Your Furnace Run Efficiently

Did you know that furnace maintenance could help you save money on energy bills and prevent expensive furnace repairs? Continue reading to learn how to be smart this winter by scheduling an annual furnace tune up.

For more information about furnace maintenance, our HVAC technicians at Superior Home Comfort recommend contacting our heating and cooling company. We will be able to tell you specifically what they do to make sure your furnace is safe and running efficiently.

1.) Prevent Furnace from Breaking Down

No homeowner wants their furnace to break down on the coldest day of the year. To prevent premature furnace replacement, we recommend scheduling routine maintenance. A HVAC technician will be able to inspect for damage so you aren’t surprised by an expensive repair in the middle of winter. Give yourself some peace of mind this winter by scheduling regular furnace cleaning and maintenance.

2.) Avoid Big Furnace Repairs

Some warranties require that you have your heating furnace serviced annually. If this is the case, you may want to consider a furnace maintenance plan. In our experience, the most expensive repairs are usually for home furnaces that haven’t been serviced in years. During a furnace service visit, a contractor has the chance to repair small damage before it grows into a more expensive heating repair.

3.) Protect Family from Carbon Monoxide Leaks

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that causes 500 deaths and 15,000 trips to the ER each year. To protect your family from carbon monoxide leaks, you’ll want to schedule furnace maintenance this winter. While small levels of carbon monoxide exit the exhaust, there shouldn’t be any traces of the gas inside your home. A HVAC technician will be able to inspect the venting, gassing, and electrical mechanisms to make sure they work properly.

4.) Help Furnace Run Efficiently

A HVAC service technician will be able to help your forced air furnace run more efficiently this winter. For example, changing a dirty furnace filter reduces how much energy your furnace uses to produce heat, which saves you money in the long run. A furnace technician might also recommend a programmable thermostat to save energy and money.

5.) Improve Indoor Air Quality

Depending on the type of air filter your house furnace uses, you’ll want to make sure you replace the filter every 3 months. While a contractor can replace the filter for you during your annual furnace tune up, you’ll want to make sure your filter doesn’t get clogged in between visits. If you or a family member has allergies, you’ll especially want to make sure the furnace filter is changed on a regular basis. Furnace filters are responsible for trapping allergens such as dust, dirt, pollen, and pet hair.

Superior Home Comfort is a Grand Ledge heating and cooling company dedicated to making sure your furnace keeps your home comfortable the entire winter. To schedule furnace maintenance or ask about our other services for forced air heating, give us a call at (517) 925-1343