Late summer and early fall is the best time of year to get your furnace inspected; homeowners who opt for an earlier inspection won’t have to worry about being scheduled two or even three weeks out due to an influx of requests when the weather finally turns.
There are a few different types of central heating systems available — one of the most common being a forced-air system. Forced air systems can either be powered by a gas, oil, or electric furnace. Since warm air travels through a series of ductwork throughout your home, it’s important to clean not only the furnace system itself, but also the ductwork through which the hot air travels.
At Air Conditioning Mass, we provide professional furnace repair and maintenance services. For forced-air furnace systems, our technicians will inspect the following:
- Check the filters. If you’re prone to forgetting to replace your heating system’s filter, this can cause stress and strain on your entire system because it works harder to push air through the furnace and into the ductwork. Our technician will replace the filter as needed and recommend a trusted air filter brand for you to use in the future.
- Check the ductwork. This should happen at least once a year and our heating company recommends doing this in the early fall months. Our heating specialists will check for open joints, dust buildup, mold, rust and other signs of wear and tear on the system. Anything that shows signs of corrosion need to be repaired or replaced.
- Clean ductwork and registers. Clearing out and pet dandruff, dust and other debris from your ductwork and registers not only improves your indoor air quality, but also allows for a more even heating throughout your home. If your family is prone to allergies or you have multiple pets, we recommend cleaning these at least once a year.
- Clean furnace combustion chamber. Your heating system is working hard to heat your home the majority of the year, so it’s important to give it a thorough cleaning before it starts back up again for the fall/winter season. Our certified technicians will first turn off the electric or gas to the unit, then inspect the chamber and clean dust and debris off as necessary.
- Clean the blower. This is a major part of your central heating system. The blower works to push air through the system and requires an HVAC technician to clean using a specialized vacuum.
- Check blower belt. Keep in mind that not all furnaces have a blower, but if our technician does come across one in your system, we will inspect it to ensure it has proper tension on the belt and assess it’s overall condition.
Our central heating company believes that in order to have a properly heated home, you need to have your furnace maintained on a routine basis. Contact our heating company to schedule an appointment!