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How Often Should I Have My Furnace Inspected?


Don’t wait until it needs repair to have your furnace inspected.

Have you had your furnace inspected recently? If the answer is no, it might be time to take a look at why it is necessary, and how often. Here’s the scoop on furnace inspections and maintenance.

What Is a Furnace Inspection?

Keeping your home heating system in prime working condition is important. Just like your car needs regular service, so does your furnace. It’s the best way to keep it functioning as it should. Regular service can also cut down on expensive repair costs and help your furnace run better and last longer.

Here are some of the things you can expect during regular furnace maintenance and inspection:

  • Clean and replace air filters
  • Check electrical connections and test system voltage
  • Inspect and lubricate moving parts
  • Check and clear condensate drain
  • Test and calibrate system safety controls
  • Test and adjust the thermostat
  • Check the vent system for leaks
  • Check and clean the blower system
  • Check and adjust the burner and flame sensor
  • Inspect the belts for wear and tear
  • Check the flue for proper ventilation

How Often Do I Need a Furnace Inspection?

Your furnace needs inspection once a year, before the heating season. As summer winds down and the air begins to cool, that’s the perfect time to have annual furnace maintenance done. It helps prepare the system for use during the cooler winter months and checks for any small issues. Catching little problems early allows time to fix them before they become big problems. This type of maintenance will help your heating system run more effectively and efficiently.

A maintenance agreement is one of the best ways to ensure your heating and cooling system gets the attention it deserves. For more information on the right agreement and furnace inspections, contact the pros at H.H. Hovey.

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