By performing seasonal furnace maintenance, you can enhance the life and efficiency of your furnace. Before cold temperatures arrive, it is good to keep the furnace in full working order. Two easy steps to performing furnace maintenance include scheduling service and replacing the filter. You should contact a furnace repair service twice a year: in spring and fall. Your heating and cooling system should be checked and serviced. To find a heating contractor, do your homework and choose a licensed technician with experience and a great track record. Look online and read reviews, then call at least three services to get competitive pricing. In the end, choose the contractor that seems most reputable and fair. Change your furnace filter once a month and set reminders to do so. This simple task can prevent bigger problems. Filters are engineered to shield the blower motor from dust, debris, and any dirt particles. Those pleated, inexpensive brands do a decent job, but an electrostatically fiber charged filter is known for trapping the most particles. In homes with shedding pets, this type of filter works best. 

Tip: Hold your filter up to the light. If you can’t see light through it, it’s dirty. Changing your furnace filter monthly will help keep your home toasty in the winter months. 

Note: Dirty filters cause airflow to decrease, which may cause the furnace to overheat and stop working. A soiled filter can also break the air conditioner as coils freeze when airflow is blocked. In both cases, it takes a toll on the heating/cooling system. To schedule your furnace maintenance call Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. Our professionals understand the industry and have full knowledge of the workings of furnaces and heat pumps. In Augusta, GA, we are here for both your heating and cooling needs. Remember, we also do air conditioning repair service and provide AC services during warmer months. Contact us today!