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Keep Your Furnace (Almost) Problem-Free

furnaceWhile the end of the heating season may almost be in sight, we have to remind you—much as we’d like it to be otherwise—that your heater’s period of use is not quite over yet. With plenty of chilly weather left to come, especially during the nighttime, you are still going to need your furnace to provide you with a dependable and effective heating performance. That is why, even this late in the season, you need to schedule prompt furnace repair in Camano Island, WA.

While scheduling prompt furnace repairs is certainly important, preventing the need for furnace repairs in the first place is still far preferable. We have some tips to share today that will help you to do just that. No, there is no way that you can make your furnace—even if it is one of the best available on the market—100% reliable. That being said, you can take measures to ensure that yours is as reliable as possible.

Keep the Air Filter Fresh

This is a tip that we frequently give, and we do not think that doing so makes it repetitive. Why not?  Because it is a tip that is always worth giving! Too many homeowners fail to realize the negative effects that keeping a dirty air filter in their HVAC systems can lead to. One of our goals is to put a stop to this ignorance!

That air filter is not there to protect indoor air quality throughout your home, though letting it get really clogged could lead to some IAQ issues. It is there to protect your HVAC system itself. Your furnace is going to have to work harder and harder to force air through your filter the longer that you leave it in place. That increases strain on the system and may cause it to short cycle. You’ll be paying more money for less comfort, all while increasing the risk of damage to your furnace!

Report Problems Immediately

Some of you are no doubt thinking that we’re cheating with this one. How does reporting problems quickly equate to avoiding problems to begin with? Well, the answer is simple. When a problem with your furnace does develop, that problem can quickly snowball and lead to others before long.

By addressing concerns that you may consider “minor” early on—odd noises, a spike in usage costs, etc.—you can avoid more serious problems that are not too far down the road. Anything out of the ordinary should be evaluated by a trained professional as soon as possible. Don’t wait for your furnace to stop heating or running altogether before dialing our number!

You Guessed It—Schedule Maintenance!

Okay, you may have seen this one coming. Much like changing the filter, though, this is a tip that really bears repeating.  In fact, it’s more than a tip. Consider it a plea from knowledgeable experts in their field that only have your comfort and best interests in mind.

Nothing, nothing, is going to help your furnace to succeed and to keep repair needs to a minimum more than routine maintenance. This is a thorough inspection of your system with lots of testing and maintenance tasks completed throughout the process. Schedule maintenance with us annually, and know that your furnace is in peak operating condition.

Schedule your furnace services with Foss Heating & Cooling.

 

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