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Your Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist

As the seasons change, we shift from using our air conditioning in the summer, to turning on our heat as fall and winter roll in. Every year, we spend months using one type of home comfort system and ignoring the other, but we always expect the heat to work when we turn up the thermostat.

The fact is, we expect our HVAC systems to be ready to go the second we need them. This is how it should be, but without proper care, we can’t expect our HVAC systems to take care of us reliably year after year. Even your furnace, one of the most durable, long-lasting heating systems in the industry, needs regular maintenance to continue working properly.

In order to keep your furnace at optimal efficiency, it’s important to make sure that you schedule regular maintenance checks with a trusted HVAC company like Crowther Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Additionally, in between annual tune-ups from our trained technicians, you can perform simple maintenance tasks at home that will help extend the life of your heating system.

Gas Furnace Maintenance Tips

Gas furnaces are reliable heating systems that last for anywhere from 10-20 years, depending on the model and how well the system is taken care of. To extend the life of your furnace, you can perform regular maintenance in between service calls from your HVAC company.

Your Checklist:

Performing these simple maintenance tasks will help prevent damage to your furnace, and protect your home from potential hazards.

  • Filter Changes – Changing your filter keeps your furnace working efficiently and prevents allergen and dust buildup in your home. Ideally, you should change your filter every 90 days, every 60 if you have pets, and monthly if you or anyone else in your household has allergies.
  • Check Your Gas Line – Check your gas line for the smell of gas, or hissing noises, both of which could indicate a leak. A gas leak can be incredibly dangerous. If you think there is a leak in the gas line, turn off the main valve immediately and contact an HVAC professional. Open your windows, and be sure to avoid unplugging or plugging in any devices/appliances, don’t create any flames or sparks, and don’t use the stove.
  • Clean the Flame Sensor – Using a clean cloth, wipe the flame sensor off as often as you change the filter.
  • Clean The Burners – Be sure to check your burners whenever you change the filter, and clean any soot or condensation off to help keep your furnace working properly for as long as possible, and prevent early aging of your system.

Professional Furnace Maintenance in Lancaster, VA

Caring for your furnace with simple maintenance keeps it working as efficiently as possible, helps prevent the need for expensive repairs later on, and extends its lifespan. Professional, more complex maintenance tasks that are completed by HVAC technicians are also essential to protecting your furnace long term.

If you are looking for professional furnace maintenance at costs you can afford, Crowther Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is here for you. Contact our team today to schedule a service call, and keep your gas furnace working for years to come.

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