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Furnace Maintenance: Prevent Broken Furnace with Tips from All Utah Plumbing, Heating & Air of Salt Lake City 

If you’re worried about your furnace breaking or already have a broken furnace this winter season, All Utah Plumbing, Heating, and Air are ready to help. With 24 hour service, the company is ready day or night, rain or shine, to help maintain your furnace throughout the year. 

If you live in a new house, it is unlikely to break anytime soon. Most heaters last up to 20 years, depending on maintenance. However, if you’re concerned about the furnace or don’t know much about how to maintain your heater properly, don’t fret because All Utah Plumbing, Heating, and Air provide white-glove service at affordable prices in Salt Lake City and around the Wasatch Front. 

With every boiler, furnace, or heating system purchase, a 10-year warranty is included. All Utah Plumbing, Heating, and Air guarantee their work. They are committed to making your home cozy for years to come. The warranty is available for every system purchase. The company is very responsive, hence the 24-hour service they provide. Below are a few tips John Holland, from All Utah Plumbing, Heating and Air, recommends every homeowner incorporate in their home maintenance routine. You can check out more by visiting the company’s YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/3G0dJiu

Tip from the All Utah Plumbing, Heating, and Air team: 

Replace a furnace filter.

Poor air quality is not caused by pollution. Your heater filter could be dirty or broken down. Experts recommend cleaning out and repairing the furnace filter every four to six weeks. Your boiler air filter can become clogged with hair and dirt, which will cause it to stop functioning properly. Your heater will work harder to heat your Utah home, which can cause your gas bill to soar and your home to freeze because it is overworked. Your heater will be more susceptible to breakdown and require expensive repairs over time. It’s crazy to think that by checking your filter and changing it every few weeks, the longevity of your boiler is increased. This will ensure that your heater can function as intended in the chilly seasons. 

Clear space near your furnace and vents

One of the most common causes of residential fires is a boiler fire. Clear a large area around your heater and keep flammable items such as blankets or rugs, furniture, and papers as far away from the heater as possible. Rearrange couches and chairs so that vents are not blocked, and air can properly circulate through the home. Repair broken vents. This will increase airflow in your home and reduce your furnace’s effort to heat it. Unrestricted intake ventilation also helps distribute potentially dangerous chemicals, protecting your home against toxins like carbon monoxide. 

Shut off the main water line

When leaving for vacations, no matter how short-lived, it is important to shut off the main water line during winter. Let the water drain out at a nearby faucet. This will prevent a pipe from bursting and potentially ruining the hardwood floor, furniture, and belongings. Some homes have a lever instead of a valve. Also, digital thermostats are recommended due to their accuracy. But, don’t forget to change the batteries every three months.