When the leaves start turning and the air gets cooler, you quickly remember how important your furnace is. Keeping your heater working properly is of major importance in our state for obvious reasons. But what’s the best way to do it? Read on to learn our tips for fall furnace maintenance in Utah.
Tips for Fall Furnace Maintenance in Utah
1. Change your air filter regularly.
Reading a few of our blogs will show you just how important this step is. Changing the air filter on your furnace is the easiest and the cheapest thing you can do to maintain your heater. The furnace has to pull air from outside and push it throughout your home – air that first must travel through the filter. A clean filter works better at cleaning the air and puts less stress on your heater.
2. Get your thermostat tested.
Older thermostats are extremely simple machines that could continue to operate for decades. Unfortunately, that does not mean that they are still accurate. It’s a good idea to have us come out and test your thermostat just to verify that it is working correctly. Otherwise, it could leave you colder than you like or make your heater work harder than it should.
3. Unclog your vents.
As foliage dies off it can fall on your external vents and clog them. Clogged vents are more difficult to pull air from and can force your furnace fan to run harder and longer than it would have to otherwise. Check all your external vents – and internal registers – just to make sure that nothing is blocked.
4. Program your thermostat.
If you have a programmable thermostat, be sure to use it. A simple program can increase the efficiency of your furnace and reduce strain on the system. After all, there are probably only certain times a day that you need the house to be as warm as possible.
5. Schedule a maintenance appointment.
Fall furnace maintenance in Utah should always include at least one yearly maintenance appointment with our team. That’s because there are some maintenance tasks that only a professional can do. Having us check out your system once or twice a year also lets us tell you if anything is likely to break down and leave you and your family cold.
Get Help with Fall Furnace Maintenance in Utah
Sometimes, the easiest way to do fall furnace maintenance in Utah right is to hire a pro. Fortunately, we are here to help! Our affordable maintenance services are ideal for prepping your HVAC system for the worst that Utah weather can bring.
Please give us a call at (801) 243-0191 or fill out our secure online contact form to speak to one of our team members. We are standing by to schedule an appointment and help you get the most out of your furnace and air conditioner.