7 Furnace Maintenance Tips to Stay Cozy

7 Furnace Maintenance Tips to Stay Cozy. Maintenance technician walking in home with toolbox.

It is never too late to ensure your Marana home’s furnace is working properly. Whether you skipped your fall maintenance visit or want to be sure your system is running as efficiently as possible, there are critical steps you can take to support the successful operation of your heating equipment.

Here at Hamstra Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of a comfortable and efficient home heating system. That is why we offer top-quality heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services, including professional furnace maintenance, tune-ups, and repairs. Our licensed and experienced professionals are dedicated to keeping your Arizona home warm and cozy all winter long.

Important Furnace Maintenance Tips

Now, let’s dive into some essential furnace maintenance tips you can do yourself to ensure your heating system runs smoothly during this colder weather:

1. Change the filter regularly: This is the golden rule of furnace maintenance! A clogged filter restricts airflow, making the furnace work harder and less efficiently. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s directions to see how frequently you need to change the filter. Generally, you can aim to change your filter once per month during peak heating season (winter and fall), but it depends on the type of filter you have.

2. Clean the area around the furnace: Dust and debris can accumulate around the furnace, hindering its ability to function properly. Vacuum around the unit and remove any obstructions to ensure proper airflow. This will also support improved indoor air quality (IAQ).

3. Check the flue and vent pipe: A blocked flue or vent pipe can prevent harmful gases from escaping and pose a safety hazard. That’s why our Hamstra Heating & Cooling professionals are here to help and can inspect your equipment to ensure the flue and vent pipe are clear of debris and have not become disconnected. 

4. Listen for unusual noises: Your furnace should operate quietly. If you hear any banging, clanging, or other unusual noises, it is best to contact our qualified HVAC professionals, who can identify and address the issue before it becomes a major—or costly—problem.

5. Check the thermostat: Make sure your thermostat is set correctly and reading the room temperature accurately. A faulty thermostat can lead to uneven heating and wasted energy.

6. Schedule professional maintenance: While these tips can help maintain your furnace throughout the year, a professional tune-up by one of our qualified experts is essential. We can perform a comprehensive inspection, clean internal components, and identify any potential problems before they cause a breakdown.

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If you skipped your fall maintenance visit, there is still time to take care of your equipment so that you extend its service life and get the most efficiency out of it!

7. Consider upgrading your furnace: If your furnace is 15 years or older, it might be time to consider an upgrade. Newer models are often more energy-efficient and can significantly reduce your heating costs. Did you know that replacing an old, inefficient furnace with a new 

According to ENERGY STAR®, an ENERGY STAR certified model can save you up to 15 percent on your heating bills.

By following these simple tips and scheduling regular professional maintenance, you can ensure your furnace runs smoothly and efficiently all winter long, keeping your home warm and comfortable without breaking the bank.

Need to Schedule a Furnace Maintenance Visit?

Contact Hamstra Heating & Cooling today for expert furnace maintenance services to ensure your home remains cozy for the remainder of this chilly season! Call us at 520.629.9833 or request service online.

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