Do you want to keep your gas furnace in working order? Of course, you do! Remember, you shouldn’t be buying a new furnace every year or so – your furnace should last a handful of years, minimum. (More like 5-10 years.) To ensure that your furnace runs 100% efficiently and smoothly, and lasts as long as possible, here are some foolproof maintenance tips to follow:
- Be sure to check your thermostat. It may be easy to overlook, but your thermostat could be the cause if you’re experiencing issues with your furnace. From time to time, check to ensure that your thermostat is working properly, and replace it when needed.
- Clean your furnace ducts regularly. It’s worth it to vacuum your furnace ducts, semi-frequently. Why? Because your unit’s duct system is prone to disrepair and damages, so by ensuring that it stays clean, you’re helping stave off repairs.
- Clean and replace your furnace’s filter system. This is a biggie! Your furnace’s filter system is one of the most important parts of the entire thing, so it’s imperative to keep this clean. Your filter traps tons of dust and unwanted debris, so be sure to clean it regularly. If your filter has become totally clogged with dirt, you may need to simply replace it. However, if you stick to a regular cleaning schedule, you shouldn’t have to constantly replace your filter.
Do you have further questions about how to minimize your need for gas furnace repair? If you would like professional assistance or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Northern's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. Call us at (763) 284-8639 to learn more about our top-quality gas furnace services. We’re always happy to offer our assistance, help you schedule a consultation, or tell you more about our services. We look forward to speaking with you soon!