Many Yorkton homeowners experience furnace failures during winter because that’s when people push these machines to the brink. To avoid living in a deep freeze because the furnace gave out, put our number in your contact list and call when you need furnace repair or replacement.
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Maintaining Your Furnace
Like any machine, it’s crucial that you conduct regular maintenance on your furnace to avoid expensive repairs and reduce the chances of complete system failure. Here are a few tips you can take to keep your furnace burning bright all winter long.
- Replace the Filter: Dirty filters impede airflow, causing the furnace to work harder, which can lead to the system breaking down.
- Check the Blower Motor: The blower motor is a vital part of your furnace that requires routine maintenance such as cleaning and examining the belts.
- Clean the Ducts: Think about all of the air that travels through your ductwork. If the ducts are dirty, you’re getting filthy air into your home. Dirty ducts also reduce the airflow and cause stress to your furnace.
- Reduce Your Heating Load: Seal leaks and beef up your home’s insulation to retain as much heat as possible to take the strain off of your furnace and lower your energy bills.
- Schedule Annual Maintenance: For best results, it’s wise to contact a professional and ask if they offer furnace maintenance service. Schedule a furnace tune-up every fall to ensure your system is ready to go when you need it.
Signs of a Dying Furnace
Here in Yorkton, residents know how cold it gets in winter. What’s worse, many residents also know what it’s like to be without heat during the coldest months because their furnace gave up.
You can guard against furnace failure by scheduling regular maintenance and by watching out for signs that your system needs repairs now instead of waiting until later.
Here are some signs that your furnace may be on its last legs and that you need to call in a pro.
- Furnace Doesn’t Start: If the furnace doesn’t come on, check the breakers, the thermostat, and the pilot light.
- Inadequate Heat Output: If you’re not getting the heat you desire, it may be something simple like a clogged air filter. However, if the filter is clean and the system still isn’t working as needed, call a pro for help.
- Foul Odours: Be aware of odd smells coming out of your furnace during operation. Burning smells indicate electrical problems while musty smells could mean mould buildup.
- Unusual Noises: When the furnace suddenly makes strange sounds like squealing, or popping, it could be a loose part or a damaged motor.
If you notice any of the above problems or your furnace does something it’s never done before, call Vetted HVAC Services for a tune-up or repair.
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When to Schedule Furnace Tune-ups
As soon as summer ends, and the days get shorter, it’s time to start thinking about winter’s impending arrival. Here in Yorkton, residents know pretty much what to expect when Old Man Winter shows up, which is why it’s essential to make sure your furnace is ready to go before that day arrives.
Most experts recommend an annual furnace tune-up and maintenance service to ensure your system is fully functional and ready for the work ahead. Regular maintenance also allows you to find and fix small problems now before they balloon into expensive repairs down the road.
This fall, call Vetted HVAC Services and ask about our furnace maintenance service so you can rest assured that your family will be warm and cozy all winter long.