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How to Prepare Your Furnace for the Winter

Trying to deal with the cold of winter without a properly functioning HVAC unit. In order for your home’s HVAC unit to produce the warm air needed to bring your home to an acceptable temperature, the furnace will have to do its job. Over the years, the furnace that you use will start to become a bit worn due to the amount of use it gets. The only way to make sure that it is ready to go for winter is by having a professional come in and maintenance. Here are some of the things an HVAC professional will do when getting your furnace ready for the long winter ahead.

Checking the Filters in Your Unit

Having the proper amount of air flow is essential when trying to create the perfect environment for a furnace to work properly. If the air filters of your unit are clogged, then they prohibit your furnace from getting the air flow it needs. By checking and changing these filters on a regular basis, you will have no problem keeping your unit in good working order.
Have the Burners Cleaned

During the summer months, the furnace that you have will go unused for long periods of time. Before you start to use your heating unit in the winter months you will need to take the time to have the furnace burners cleaned. If there is too much dust or debris on the burners in the furnace, it may not be able to ignite and produce the heat needed. Attempting to do this type of work on your own may lead to the creation of more repair issues.

Paying a professional to get the furnace in your home ready for winter is important due to the complexity involved. Having routine maintenance performed on your furnace is a great way to avoid repair issues in the future.

For furnace maintenance services, contact Extreme Plumbing Services today. From an expert plumber to HVAC contractor, we have the expert staff on hand to handle any of your HVAC or plumbing needs.

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