Before the cold and chill of the New Jersey winter arrives, you need to ensure your heater/furnace is working efficiently. That’s why it’s crucial to have your annual furnace maintenance tune-up from certified and experienced technicians. There are many benefits to getting heater or furnace maintenance done, such as:
- Ensures top efficiency of your furnace
- Saves heating costs
- Decreases the risk of furnace/heater failure
- Extends the system’s lifespan through
- Helps maintain the unit’s product warranty
- Keeps your family comfortable and safe during the winter months
Here are some tips to follow to keep your heater and furnace system functioning well this winter:
Replace Air Filter
Air filters in heaters and furnaces will need replacement at least a couple of times each year, but this is not a thumb rule. The frequency of replacement will also depend on the level of use the system sees. Some systems have air filters that only need cleaning and not a replacement, and you need to check the type that your system has before you replace them. It’s also essential that you purchase the right kind of air filter for your specific furnace or heating model when replacing it.
Check Blower Motor
The blower motor needs to be in peak condition for the rest of the components to function well. Check whether it is working without a glitch. Signs that there is an issue with this component include:
- Poor Airflow from Air Vents
- No airflow from vents
- Excessively high energy bills
- Strange sounds when you switch on the furnace or heater
- Weird smells
- Overheating blower
Clean Exhaust Flue
An exhaust flue that doesn’t vent properly can become clogged with dangerous, sometimes even deadly, vapors. These vapors will ultimately leak back into your indoor areas. Therefore, you must get the exhaust flue cleaned thoroughly at least once a year.
Clean Vents and Ductwork
If there are blockages or debris, dirt, and dust buildups in the vents and ductwork, it will prevent the proper flow of air into your home. In turn, this will stress your furnace or heater, causing it to become overworked, reducing its efficiency and lifespan. It’s a good idea to check the ductwork and vents at least twice each year. Clean them well, ensuring there is no lingering buildup, so you also have fresh and clean air to breathe in.
Expert Maintenance Check
If you have noticed any issues with your heater or furnace, do not ignore them. Leaving them unaddressed for too long can cause permanent damage to the unit. If you are not comfortable with handling the basic checks yourself, contact a professional for an expert maintenance check of the system.
All these checks are crucial to keeping your heater or furnace always working in peak condition. With winter fast- approaching, now is the time to conduct these checks, so you have peace of mind that the system is working well. These steps also help reduce the chances of a breakdown of the system.
Experienced repair technicians will carefully examine the appliance to understand the problem and recommend repairs or replacements of specific components if necessary. They will explain everything you need to know about these systems and immediately handle the maintenance or repair work.
For additional information about how we can help with your furnace and heater repairs and maintenance, call Professor Gatsby’s Heating and Cooling at 856-885-2231. We provide professional and cost-effective heating services. You can also send us your queries via our online form, and we will respond soon.