Why Furnace Preventive Maintenance Is A Must In Greater Cincinnati
by Greg Leisgang on November 27, 2012
Posted in: Furnaces
Cincinnati winter weather is just around the corner. Are you confident that your furnace is in tip-top shape to keep you warm all season long? If you've had your annual preventive maintenance done, you probably are confident that your furnace will keep you warm and cozy. If you haven't scheduled your preventive maintenance, now is the time. That simple but crucial measure will help you catch small problems before they become big issues -- and big repair bills -- and help keep your furnace running at optimal efficiency throughout the heating season.
The importance of preventive maintenance
Your furnace is an investment and needs to be protected. Regular preventive maintenance will ensure that your furnace parts are clean and lubricated, and all connections are tight. Your system will be checked for leaks, and any problems will be resolved. This means that your furnace won't experience any unnecessary strain, as dirt buildup, loose connections and lack of lubrication can undermine efficiency. This results in an increase in your heating expenses and can lead to expensive repairs or the need to prematurely replace your furnace.
What to expect during furnace preventive maintenance
Expect your HVAC tech to do the following when he arrives at your home for preventive maintenance.
- Clean and lubricate the parts.
- Replace the filter.
- Tighten all connections.
- Inspect for overall safety, including any possible leaks.
- Check the thermostat settings.
How often should preventive maintenance take place?
Your furnace needs to be maintained at the start of every heating season. You need to do your part during the heating season by checking the filter regularly and replacing it as needed. Take the filter out, hold it up to the light, and if you can't see through it, it needs to be replaced. By signing up for email reminders we can help you stay on top of your furnace maintenance.
For more expert advice on maintaining your furnace, contact the professionals at JonLe Heating & Cooling. We proudly serve Butler County and the Greater Cincinnati area.
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