Furnace Maintenance Services in Lancaster, OH
Furnace Maintenance Done Right.
Let’s be real — your furnace was not a cheap purchase. Or, maybe you just moved into a house with a brand new furnace. Whatever your situation may be, your furnace needs regular attention to work at its best. At Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning, our technicians are experts at furnace tune-ups and other preventative maintenance services. Below, we list many reasons to maintain your system. Protect your investment by scheduling furnace maintenance services today!
Furnace Maintenance Quick Guide
Why Furnace Maintenance is important
Prepare Your Furnace for Winter
Scheduled Maintenance Agreement
How to Change An Air Filter
Understanding the Importantance of Furnace Maintenance
Safety Comes First
Maintains Manufacturer’s Warranty
With a new installation usually comes a manufacturer’s warranty. Many manufacturers require routine maintenance to keep the warranty valid. If the buyer forgets to have it done even once, the warranty is worthless. We strongly suggest homeowners play it smart by playing it safe.
Lower Heating Costs
With the passing of each season of useage, furnaces develop wear and tear from the strain of producing heat over time, while dirt and dust build up on the system and around it. This greatly diminishes a furnace’s efficiency as it needs more power than before to provide the same level of comfort and heat.
Prolongs Life of Furnace
The only way to effectively ensure a furnace lasts for as long as possible is to regularly utilize seasonal maintenance. Without proper care, furnaces usually only last half as long as they were designed to. The cost of a new system is always far, far more than a maintenance visit.
How to Prepare Your Furnace For Winter
Breakdowns can easily be prevented if you know how to prepare your furnace for the winter. With the following tips, you can ensure your furnace remains in working order all winter long.
1.) Turn thermostat to ‘heat’
Test your furnace by turning the heat on and setting the temperature a couple of degrees higher than the current room temperature. If you don’t hear the heat kick on within a minute, you may want to call a professional.
2.) Clean debris and dust from unit
Residue buildup on the burners could lead to blockages, rust, and other serious damage. These fundamental parts must be kept clean and free of dust for optimal performance.
3.) Cover the AC condenser.
Unless your HVAC is a heat pump (in which case, don’t cover it at all because it runs all year), cover the condenser to protect it from the winter elements.
4.) Have your furnace inspected by a professional
A professional inspection is one of the best ways to prevent your furnace from breaking down when you need it most. You can even prepare months ahead. Before the temperature outside gets too cold, schedule an appointment with us. Our inspection will be able to highlight any potential issues that may arise when you first turn your furnace on for the season.
5.) Check and replace your air filters regularly
Most furnace experts recommend replacing the air filters in your furnace every 2 to 3 months. By also checking the filter frequently, you can monitor the amount of debris collected and determine the best time frame for replacement. A clean air filter ensures air can flow through properly and your furnace will not have to overwork to heat your home. Learn how to replace your air filter.
How To Change an Air Filter
Do you know how to change an air filter for your furnace? It’s a simple, DIY task that experts recommend happen every 2-3 months. You don’t need to call a professional for this service, but we don’t mind changing your air filter while we’re at your home! We keep a variety of filters on our service trucks. To replace an air filter yourself, just follow these five easy steps:
1.) Turn off your Furnace
Make sure you set the thermostat to “off.”
2.) Locate furnace filter
First, refer to the manual that came with your furnace to determine what kind and size of air filter is recommended for your heating system. Can’t find the manual? Partially remove the existing filter and look for its dimensions, usually printed on the cardboard filter frame.
3.) Remove the Existing air filter
Pull the old filter out and place it directly into a garbage bag to avoid scattering the dust around. Be sure to pull it out according to the arrows printed on the filter.
4.) Insert the new air filter
Insert according to the arrows on the filter for proper positioning.
5.) Turn furnace back on
Set the thermostat back to “heat.”
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