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Tips on Maintaining Your Furnace

Jack Frost is nearing his journey back to Minnesota, which means temperatures are dropping and snow will be blanketed throughout the Midwest. As a homeowner it is important that your furnace is running smoothly and efficiently to help combat the cool weather. The last thing you want to deal with this winter is a cool and uncomfortable home. Winters in the Twin Cities are no joke. Continue reading our blog to learn some helpful tips on maintaining your furnace.

Cleaning and replacing your filters

Your furnace filter serves an important role for your heating system as it ensures nasty pollutants are not entering your home. The furnace filter will remove things from the air like dust, pollen, pet dander, and bacteria. When your filter is typically not replaced or cleaned, the pollutants will begin to build up causing it to clog. This causes your furnace to work harder and potentially lead to costly repairs. It also means you are breathing unhealthy air in your home.

Keep your ducts cleaned

Your air ducts are responsible for transferring the heat and air throughout the interior of your home. If the air ducts and vents are clogged or covered that means your home is probably not getting properly heated. As a homeowner, it is crucial to have your air ducts cleaned. If there is anything inside of the ducts like dust or some form of debris, it can potentially work its way down to your furnace causing it to be inefficient.

Remove flammable objects

For the safety of your home, it is important that you keep flammable objects away from your furnace. There is a reason furnaces are in a completely different area in your home like a storage room or basement. Here are some things that you need to keep away from your furnace:

Check your thermostat

There have probably been moments where you checked the temperature on your thermostat, and it did not match the temperature of your home. For your furnace to work as it should, your thermostat must function properly. Inaccurate calibrations can have a negative impact on your furnace.

Contact Heating & Cooling Two, Inc.

From the day our doors opened, Heating & Cooling Two, Inc. has earned its trusted reputation through exceptional workmanship and outstanding customer service. Our trained technicians are committed to providing efficient heating solutions to keep your home operating at peak performance all season long. If you need preventative maintenance or repairs on your furnace, contact us today!