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3 Surprising Furnace Maintenance Tips


Heating and air conditioning systems don’t run all by themselves. Get the expert tips you need to stay on top of furnace maintenance.

Your heating and air conditioning systems need love, too. Regular maintenance is the TLC that’s going to keep them running better, longer. In the cold, dark months of winter, it’s important to keep that furnace humming along. Here are three surprising furnace maintenance tips that can help you do just that:

Tip #1: It All Starts with the Filter

Believe it or not, your HVAC air filter is one of the most important, and definitely the easiest way to take care of your furnace. The filter keeps dust, dirt, pet dander, hair, and other undesirable stuff from getting into your furnace. Keeping the junk out helps keep your furnace running right and reduces the chance for damage and the need for repair.

Tip #2: Don’t Close Your Registers

It’s common to shut the registers, or the vents through which the warm air flows, to control the heating in your home. Don’t do it! Closing some registers but not others can create negative pressure that makes your furnace work harder than it has to. If you’re going to restrict airflow, at least leave the registers partially open to prevent damage. It’s a simple way to maintain your furnace’s performance.

Tip #3: Don’t Neglect the Annual Tune-Up

Having your furnace serviced in the fall before it’s time to turn it on for the winter chill is critical. It might surprise you to know that annual maintenance by a professional HVAC technician can make your furnace more effective, more efficient, and make it last longer.

Life is full of surprises, and you don’t need a surprise furnace breakdown. Contact the team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling for heating and air conditioning maintenance plans that will work for you.

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