If you haven’t scheduled an HVAC service yet this fall, schedule one now! Most expensive and inconvenient furnace failures can be prevented if problems are diagnosed in the early stages. Note: This is different from the spring service because it’s focused on your furnace, while the spring HVAC service is for your air conditioner.
We don’t recommend trying this yourself. Call a certified HVAC technician to prevent damaging your furnace and to ensure that it’s properly maintained. These systems are very complex and require extensive knowledge and experience to maintain.
Give a local HVAC technician a call and schedule a basic furnace maintenance check-up. During the early fall, most HVAC contractors will work with your schedule and visit when it’s most convenient for you.
We highly recommend you schedule your furnace tune-up in the early fall. You’ll avoid the long waits and high prices that come with winter, the peak season for furnace repair visits.
Here’s a quick checklist to go over with your HVAC contractor:
- Inspect your heat exchanger for cracks and deterioration
- Remove and clean the burners
- Check and adjust the fan switch
- Clean and adjust the pilot and pilot assembly
- Inspect the safety controls
- Inspect the gas line for leaks
- Inspect the combustion air openings to ensure that they aren’t blocked or restricted
- Inspect your flue pipe
- Secure any loose panels
- Inspect and test the controls
- Apply lubricant to all motors and bearings
- Inspect and adjust belts and pulleys
- Replace the air filter
- Check and calibrate the thermostat
In between check-ups, it’s important to regularly change your furnace filter. For regular filter-change reminders, visit the BrightNest Homefolio and enter your furnace information.