Your entire working system in your home requires some sort of maintenance work, and that includes your furnace. Your furnace is going to require maintenance to be performed in order to prevent breakdowns or other costly issues from occurring. If you have a system breakdown, there's a good chance that it's because of a lack of maintenance. If you don't do any type of maintenance on your heating system, it's time to start. Read on for some heating maintenance tasks you need to start performing your system.
Cleaning Your Air Vents
You need to keep your air vents clean by vacuuming the vents often and opening them to vacuum inside the vent openings as well. There's a lot of dust and dander in your home, as well as debris that can fall into your air vents, and all of this debris can eventually clog the flow of air to your system. If you don't have proper airflow, you could choke your system and end up with a system breakdown. Vacuum your air vents every time you vacuum, and wash them at least twice a year.
Change Your System's Air Filter
Remember to change the air filter for the same reason you need to vacuum your air vents. If you have too much debris clogged in your air filter, it's going to choke your system. Remember to change the air filter frequently to allow for free airflow to your system, and to ensure the air you are breathing in your home is as clean and healthy as possible. Swapping out the air filter is a very easy task that anyone can do. You need to use the same size filter in your system to ensure it works as it should to trap fine air particles
Clean The Interior Of Your Furnace
The furnace itself should also be cleaned to prevent a breakdown. With the power to the unit turned off, open up the panel on the system and take a shop vacuum to vacuum out the dust bunnies and other debris in your system that has built up from use. You should clean the interior of your furnace at least every couple of months throughout the cold-weather season.
If you don't perform any maintenance on your heating system, you could end up with a breakdown or a complete system failure that may require a lot of repair work that can be costly. Hire a professional HVAC company to do the maintenance work for you on your system.