I don’t know about you, but fall certainly crept up on me this year! Don’t let these common fall furnace problems get the best of you and your holiday season! Here are a few ways to prepare your furnace for the fall and to maintain it throughout the season so that you won’t have to get it replaced.
Replace Your Furnace’s Air Filter
Pollution isn’t the only cause of poor air quality; your home could have poor air quality simply because you’ve neglected to clean out or replace your furnace’s filter. Most furnace professionals recommend cleaning or replacing a furnace’s air filter every four to six weeks! Without doing so, your filter will become clogged with hair, dust, dirt, and debris that will prevent it from fully functioning. Your furnace will have to work harder to heat your house, causing your gas bill to skyrocket and your home to freeze. Over time, your furnace will become more prone to breaking down and requiring expensive repairs. Be sure to check, clean, and replace your furnace’s air filter regularly so that your furnace can function properly this fall.
Clear Space Near Your Furnace and Vents
Furnace fires are one of the leading causes of fires in residential homes. Be sure to clear a wide perimeter of space near your furnace, keeping flammable objects such as blankets, rugs, furniture, and paper as far away as possible. Additionally, rearrange chairs, couches, and drapes so that your vents remain exposed and unrestricted. By doing so, you will increase airflow throughout your home, ultimately reducing the level of effort required by your furnace to warm your home. Furthermore, unrestricted intake vents help distribute potentially harmful chemicals, protecting your home from toxins such as carbon monoxide. Clearing space near your furnace and vents is a great way to maintain your furnace this fall.
Schedule a Professional Furnace Check-Up
While there are a few furnace problems that can be dealt with at home and preventative measures that can be taken without much effort, most furnace repairs and maintenance require the expertise of furnace repair service companies such as All Utah Plumbing, Heating, and Air. Consider scheduling a furnace check-up this fall to prepare your home for the grueling cold of winter. Furnace repair companies can complete complex analyses and processes such as checking your furnace’s heat exchanger, checking your flue, taking pressure readings from your entire furnace system, testing your furnace’s burner, calibrating your thermostat, lubricating moving parts, cleaning the central system, and checking all electrical connections.
All Utah Plumbing, Heating, and Air, located in West Jordan, Utah, provides all kinds of services, including safe, efficient, and affordable furnace repairs and inspections. Call today at (801) 877-6365 to schedule your routine furnace inspection for the fall! Our White Glove Service means our technicians will take care of your home as if it were their own.