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Top 3 Tips for Heating Furnace Maintenance

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Heating Furnace Maintenance Tips

In the Phoenix West Valley and surrounding cities like Goodyear, Buckeye and Peoria the weather in the winter months can be freezing cold. During the coldest winter months in Phoenix many property owners rely on their heating furnace to work efficiently and properly. Whether you have an older furnace or a new, Energy Star® rated furnace, it is important to many that we find ways to keep your heating furnace running strong while conserving energy. So, in this article we are sharing 3 simple tips that you can do to make a big difference for your Phoenix property.

Tip #1 – Replace the air filters every month

In the desert, high winds happen – which results in more dust, dirt and allergens that become airborne. In the cooler winter months, it becomes critical that 14925236_1608220859203524_4743117259329288367_nthe home owner replaces the indoor air filters every month.  An easy way to relate the true importance of the air filter to the heating furnace is to think of the filters as the lungs of the entire HVAC system.  By maintaining a clean filter you are preserving the lungs of the heating furnace. When the unit is on the air is circulated from your home – into your gas heater and then back into the house. And when the filters are dirty, it increases the drag and makes the furnace work harder than it should. Be proactive in this simple task. It is one of the many ways to reduce the likelihood of having a heating furnace malfunction.

Tip #2 – Clean and clear the area around the heating furnace

Another easy way to keep your system running strong is to keep the area in and around the heating furnace unit clean and clear.  This also applies to the air conditioning compressor (usually found outside the property) during the summer months.  It is critical to remove any item that may create a blockage in air flow including plants or storage boxes that may have been placed next to or against the unit.  In most of our Arizona properties the actual heating furnace unit is found in the attic space. Be sure to go into this space and check for items that may have been left there by the builders or previous home owners.  By cleaning and clearing the area around the heating furnace or HVAC unit you will dramatically reduce the risk of damages or malfunctions that may be directly related.

Tip #3 – Call the professionals! Schedule a pre-season & post-season maintenance service

And finally, the best and easiest way to keep your HVAC system and heating furnace running strong is to have a professional complete a routine heating furnace maintenance service call.  When choosing a professional be sure to connect with a certified HVAC company that is licensed, bonded, insured with a ROC number (Registered Contractor License). When you work with a licensed and screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-10-42-35-amcertified HVAC contractor, you’re going to reduce the potential of mistakes occurring during any routine service.  By having an inspection or maintenance service call completed before the winter months you will ensure that your heating unit is ready to work efficiently when you need it the most. Here is what to expect during the professional HVAC inspection and furnace maintenance service call: A furnace repair technician will take time to completely examine all areas of the heating system. This will allow them to diagnose and complete the furnace repair or to replace worn down parts before they cause major damage. Maintaining the internal integrity of the HVAC system is critical in avoiding a major malfunction in the middle of the winter – when a good working unit is needed the most.

By following these simple steps you are well on your way to having a dependable and efficient heating furnace that is well maintained and ready to keep your family warm on those cold Arizona nights.

READY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT? Contact Cool Touch today or contact our office team at (623) 201-4362. Cool Touch, an Arizona LLC serves the entire state of Arizona for residential HVAC service and commercial HVAC service, repairs, replacements, installations and regular maintenance. We also offer great deals on new HVAC unit sales, as an Authorized Dealer for Amana.  Need a new air conditioner?  Then our deals are the best in the west! A family owned business with an excellent reputation in business since the 2002 located in the Phoenix West Valley city of Peoria Arizona. Our service area extends all over the Phoenix Valley including Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Surprise, Buckeye, Goodyear, Tolleson, Laveen, Avondale, Estrella Mountain, Verrado, Vistancia, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun City Festival, Sun City Grand, Glendale, Deer Valley, Arrowhead, Marley Park, and many more.  For more information or to schedule an appointment —  contact us, visit our website or call us at (623) 201-4362.

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