Your furnace fires up in the background, heating your home without you really having to think about it. Other than hearing the air kick on or maybe setting a new temperature on the thermostat, your furnace is out of sight and out of mind.
But then, when it finally runs into trouble, you become aware of the issue pretty quickly. Whether it’s loud banging noises, loss of warm air, or it won’t turn on to begin with, many of these issues can be prevented with heating maintenance in Phoenixville, PA. Here’s what you can do at home to maintain your furnace and prevent breakdowns.
Maintain Regular Maintenance Appointments
Maintenance serves as a tune-up and a point of inspection. Your technician will use their experience and knowledge to determine what’s wrong with your furnace now, what problems might pop up in the near future, and whether or not it’s likely to break down in the not-so-distant future.
Always Be On Top of Your Filter Changes
The air filter in your furnace should be changed every 30-90 days. This is subjectively based on usage, but even if it’s barely used, you shouldn’t go longer than 90 days before you put a new filter in.
Your furnace is a forced air heating system, which means it needs to pull in a certain amount of air to operate properly. If the air intake is having a hard time pulling actual air through the filter fibers, dust, and debris, that means it’s doing harm to your furnace. Switch out that filter more often, even if you have to set reminders to get it done. It makes a huge difference.
Calibrate Your Thermostat
Your thermostat has to be programmed to detect the temperature in your house. Ideally, your thermostat will be placed in an area that’s pretty central to your home, where it can gauge an accurate temperature. Sometimes, the calibration on the thermostat–how it measures the temperature–can be off by a few degrees.
That may not sound like a big deal, but a few degrees of difference can force your furnace to work harder for no reason. If the thermostat thinks it’s two degrees colder than it actually is, it’ll actually request the furnace to turn on more often, and run for longer. That’s extra strain for no reason, since it’s not even a target temperature that you wanted in the first place.
If you’ve ever thought that your house feels a bit warmer than what the thermostat says, this could be the culprit. If you can’t calibrate your thermostat on your own (using a manual or online PDF from the manufacturer), we can handle that for you.
We’re Always Here to Fix Your Furnace
Whether it’s a simple problem or a complex series of issues that lead to a furnace breakdown, you can count on us to be there for you. We’ll come through, diagnose the problem, and provide a solution as quickly as possible so you can get back to enjoying your comfort.
Contact Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to schedule your heating maintenance as soon as possible.