Furnace Maintenance Essentials

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Having your furnace break down in the middle of winter is no joke. This is why even simple maintenance routines take on even more significance. Either stick to a regular maintenance routine or risk having a cold, cold winter.

At ProStar Plumbing & Heating, we stress the importance of regular furnace maintenance to our clients. Here are some of the things you should do to keep your furnace in good working order.

Change the filter

This should be done at least once every three months–even if you just had a furnace installation. Old filters can restrict airflow and make it harder for your furnace to do its job. The increased workload will cause your heating bill to rise significantly. It may even shorten the service life of your furnace.

Check its thermostat settings regularly

It doesn’t take long for someone to accidentally bump your thermostat up or down a couple of degrees, but that could mean wasting a lot of money on heating (or cooling) bills in the long run. Make sure that yours is set to an optimal temperature at all times to avoid wasting money heating or cooling an empty house while you’re away and also to avoid heating repair.

Remove obstructions from air vents

Obstructions like furniture, drapes, carpeting, and rugs can block airflow and impede efficient heating or cooling. If placed too close to heat vents, they can also create dangerous fire hazards.

Keep your furnace area uncluttered and schedule a tune-up

Remove debris, leaves, and other items from around your outside unit to prevent them from being sucked into the system. Otherwise, you may need to have an untimely furnace replacement. Also, have a professional check your HVAC system annually to identify potential problems before they occur.

ProStar Plumbing is the go-to name for furnace repair in Calgary, AB. You can count on us to bring warmth to your home even through the coldest of winters. Reach out to us today for all your furnace maintenance needs!

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