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Importance of Furnace Maintenance

by forceda on October 17, 2017

Performing regular yearly inspections and maintenance on your HVAC system not only diagnoses and repairs existing problems, but it helps find and prevent problems from occurring in the future.

Your furnace system controls the temperature and moves air throughout your home to keep it comfortable while also filtering out dust and allergens. Oddly enough, temperature, movement, and dust are the very things that wear down HVAC systems. Heat exchangers undergo thermal stress by expanding and contracting, blower motors vibrate while spinning at high speeds to circulate the air, and the whole system is pulling in and filtering out dust. A yearly preventative maintenance inspection by a qualified service technician can keep your HVAC functioning at peak efficiency by identifying problems from thermal stress, movement, or dust. Common problems can be:

  • Duct work loosened due to normal thermal expansion and contraction;
  • Blower motor bearings in need of lubrication;
  • Replacing of air filter and cleaning of dust from blower fan blades and AC condensing coil.

An inspection can also find and repair less than obvious problems like:

  • Loose blower belt;
  • Improperly firing burners;
  • Blocked condensate drain;
  • Loose wiring harnesses;
  • Slowly leaking coolant from the AC system.

Often a service technician can tell you common minor issues about your furnace make and model that you can solve yourself in the future. Plus, they’ll perform a multi-point safety check to verify your system’s safe operation.

A yearly maintenance inspection keeps your HVAC running like new and improves your energy savings. You can expect safer operation from an inspection by monitoring your HVAC’s performance and condition, you’ll enjoy its longer life and lower chances for an expensive break down.

The best way to keep your furnace stay efficient and reliable is to have it inspected before you really need it. Before cold weather strikes, set up an appointment to have your heating system inspected by an expert. Yearly fall maintenance can save you time, frustration, and money when it’s done right by inspection a licensed technician from Direct Energy.

Below are some pictures of dirty units that we have serviced recently. These units had to be replaced because they were not serviced regularly.

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The best part of your article for me is when you talked about how a yearly maintenance inspection can prolong the life of your HVAC system because there is a lower chance for it to break down. My husband and I have been staying at our house for more than 3 years now, and we have never tried contacting an HVAC company to conduct an inspection of our HVAC system. It’s important for us to ensure that all our systems are properly working to prevent costly repairs and replacements. Now that I’m aware of the importance of HVAC maintenance, I will make sure to contact a professional HVAC contractor as soon as possible.


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