Maintaining the furnace in your Guyton, Georgia, home will help lower your utility bills and reduce wear and tear on the unit. Below are five furnace maintenance tips you should follow to keep your furnace running properly this winter.
Schedule Your Annual Maintenance Visit
Having your furnace serviced will help it operate efficiently throughout the winter months. During a maintenance visit, a service technician will inspect, clean, and tune up the unit. Not only will this help your furnace perform better, but it will also increase the odds that you’ll discover problems with the unit while they’re still small and easy to fix.
Clean and Unblock Your Registers
Clean, unobstructed registers allow warm air to flow freely throughout your home. To keep your registers clean, vacuum and dust them once every few months. If you have a piece of furniture blocking one of your system’s registers, move it away to ensure adequate airflow. Not only will this help keep your home at a comfortable temperature, but it’ll also decrease strain on your furnace.
Change the Air Filter
Making sure your furnace has a clean air filter is one of the easiest steps you can take to keep the furnace in good shape throughout the winter. Check your filter often and change it when needed, usually about once every three months.
Weatherize Your Home
Weatherizing your home helps your furnace run more efficiently. Seal air leaks around windows with caulk and around doors with weatherstripping. Hang insulated drapes to keep warm air inside, and make sure your attic insulation is adequate and in good shape.
Clean Around the Furnace
Clean around your furnace regularly, sweeping away dust and debris. Don’t store any items close to the unit, and make sure to keep at least three feet of clearance around it. Not only is maintaining proper clearance a safety measure, but it also helps with air circulation.
If you are ready to schedule your annual maintenance visit, give us a call at Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning at 912-373-8447. We’ll send one of our professionals out to your home as soon as possible.
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