Maintaining your furnace regularly can lower your utility bills, help you to avoid inconvenient, expensive breakdowns, and extend your system’s life. You should have your furnace inspected by a professional at least once per year to keep it in good condition. Regular furnace maintenance can save energy, make your Mobile, Alabama, home more comfortable, and reduce the need for frequent repairs.
Without regular maintenance, your furnace is more likely to malfunction and you will experience noticeable deficiencies in performance. Low efficiency also forces your HVAC system to work harder, which not only shortens its life but causes it to use more energy as well.
You should check your air filter once per month and change it at least every three months for the best airflow. Also, keep leaves, twigs, grass clippings, and other debris away from your outdoor unit and have your ductwork checked once per year for leaks that could waste energy.
A More Comfortable Home
Many common furnace problems could make parts of your home drafty or cause distracting noises or an unpleasant odor. A dirty air filter, dirty ductwork, or other problems could lower your indoor air quality and spread dust, dirt, mold, pollen, and other pollutants around your home. This makes asthma, allergies, and other health problems worse. Your furnace can also make the humidity in your home too low in winter, damaging furniture and causing dry eyes, irritated sinuses, and other symptoms. Routine maintenance includes a thorough cleaning that helps you to avoid these problems.
If you catch a problem with your HVAC system early, you can have it fixed, so that you avoid more expensive repairs. Regular maintenance like changing dirty air filters or lubricating moving parts can prevent many problems and keep the warranty valid. Having your HVAC system inspected by a professional once per year is inexpensive compared to the cost of buying a new heater.
Air Specialty is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 20 years of experience. We can help you install, maintain and repair a variety of heating equipment. Call us anytime at (251) 415-4559 for excellent service.
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