Winter is just getting started. Even though it doesn’t get too cold here in Texas, you definitely want your furnace to make it all season long. You may think that furnace problems are just a luck of the draw – you either have them or you don’t.
Problems are bound to crop up and you can’t predict when they will happen. Will it be this season on next season? When you invest in furnace maintenance in Katy, TX, you can stay ahead of those repairs and even prevent them completely.
When it comes to maintaining your furnace, there is one key area to focus on, and furnace efficiency dominates the list. When your furnace is working efficiently, it isn’t taking on extra wear and tear that shortens its overall lifespan. This is also a great way to keep parts in great working order so that sudden repair problems don’t pop up in the middle of winter when you need your heater the most.
One of the best ways to ensure that your furnace is working efficiently is to give it space to do its job. Does a furnace take up space inside your home? Sure. You may be tempted to arrange furniture in front of or around your furnace, but that’s a bad idea. Furniture can block heat from entering your home and that’s bad for two reasons.
First, the heat can’t circulate like it needs to around your home. This can lead to temperatures that are cooler than you really want them to be. But where is that heat going? Well, that leads us to problem number two. Heat can back up into your furnace system and lead to overheating and malfunctioning. The entire system may turn off or parts can begin to wear down faster.
And when we talk about space, we should also mention that you don’t want to cover up your vents either. Blocking any airflow from your furnace into your home is dangerous and can lead to higher energy bills as your system struggles to heat your home efficiently.
Your furnace needs a little TLC each year to continue working at its best. Without regular maintenance, your furnace can wear down faster and have a shorter lifespan. There’s maintenance you can do on your own, like changing the air filter each month. It’s such a simple task that really makes a difference in how well your furnace works.
The air filter protects the inside of your furnace from dust and dirt. It also cleans the air in your home by eliminating dust and dirt from recirculating through the air you breathe. Leaving the filter for too long without changing it can cause a lot of damage to the inside of your system.
But there’s also expert maintenance that only a certified professional can offer. Our team can come out and assess your furnace inside and out to identify and fix any problems. We tighten loose screws and lubricate parts. If you have any concerns like unusual sounds or smells, our team can explain what they are and how we can prevent them from happening again.
At AC Comfort, Your Comfort Is Our Business! Reach out to our team for your AC repair needs.