How Regularly Should You Service Your Furnace?

September 30, 2020

Between professional lawn care and raking, you likely do a lot to get your yard ready for chillier weather. Indoors, your furnace is similar. It also needs service to keep it operating correctly throughout the fall and winter.

But how regularly should you maintain your furnace in Kirkfield Heating? What if it’s new? Or operating well? Are tune-ups needed then? Let’s discuss why furnace maintenance is important and how often you should request it.

Why Furnace Service is Essential

Your furnace is critical to keeping your house cozy during cold weather. When it’s regularly serviced, you’ll enjoy worry-free, efficient warmth. If you often avoid service, your furnace can accumulate grit. This can lead your furnace to work more than it needs to and, because of that, increase your energy bills. Forgetting tune-ups can also cause your furnace to break down, saddling you with pricey repair bills that could have been avoided in most cases.

One of the most critical tasks you can do by yourself is regularly changing your furnace’s air filter. When your filter gets clogged, your furnace may start responding by doing something known as short cycling, where it switches on and off more often to avoid overheating. Apart from the fact that this affects your heating bills, it also affects your furnace’s life cycle since it’s running more often.

If you have a flat filter, we advise putting in a new one at least every 30 days. Pleated filters can keep filtering up to three months. A quick way to determine whether you need to get a new filter is by removing it and tilting it toward the light. If you don’t notice light through it, you should replace it.

However, how frequently you should replace your filter is contingent upon how often your furnace heats, if you have dogs or cats and if anyone in your home suffers from allergies. The Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning techs can assist you if you aren’t sure how often you should change your filter or what the best kind is for your needs.

How Frequently You Should Request Furnace Maintenance

We advise doing furnace maintenance in Kirkfield Heating yearly, preferably during the time between air conditioning and heating months. This will provide you a head start just in case you have to have any repairs and will ensure you receive headache-free warmth all winter long. It also keeps your manufacturer’s warranty valid, which is important if you just installed a new furnace.

Besides getting a new air filter and keeping your register grates free of buildup, we don’t advise doing furnace maintenance without help from a professional. Your furnace is a complex appliance that needs assistance from a heating and cooling professional. All our friendly Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning techs have gone through thorough training to better support you. They’re also fully licensed and insured, giving you peace of mind that your heater is in experienced hands.

Here are some of things we’ll do on our maintenance visit:

  • Examine crucial pieces of your furnace, like the heat exchanger, blower and burner.
  • Clean the inside of your furnace, as well as the flame sensor, burner and blower.
  • Look at the flue to verify it’s venting properly.
  • Examine complete furnace performance for safety and optimal operation.

Today is an outstanding time to schedule your furnace maintenance appointment with Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning. Our pros are here to help you experience a worry-free winter with energy-efficient warmth. Contact us at 204-272-8128 to set your appointment right away, and don’t forget to view our offers for select discounts on your upcoming maintenance appointment.