2 Things An HVAC Service Tech Will Check On Your Furnace

When winter hits, you want to be warm. To be warm in your house, you can either wear a lot of layers, or you can have a furnace that works well and keeps you warm and cozy. Making sure that your furnace works well is important, and there are several things that you can do that will help you with that. One of the things that you can do is to have a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning service come to check out your furnace for you before you turn it on. It's doubly important to do this is if your furnace is an older furnace. The HVAC tech will check out several things to make sure that your furnace is ready to go when you turn it on. 


The ductwork is part of your heating and cooling system. The hot or cooled air gets pushed through the ductwork and then out to any outlets into the various rooms in your house. Your ductwork can fail, it can get loosened, and it can get really dusty and dirty. That dust and dirt can get blown throughout your house, and if there is loose ductwork, it can rattle around and be really noisy. The service tech can go along all the exposed ductwork and make sure that it is securely anchored. They can also clean out the ducts for you and get rid of all that dust, dirt, and allergens, which will keep your house cleaner and keep your allergies down. 


The filters for your furnace help to make sure that you don't have a lot of dust and debris flying around. They also help to make sure that stuff doesn't get down into your furnace. The filters will eventually get dirty and clogged. That makes your furnace work harder in order to get the same amount of air into your house, which will cause your furnace to wear out faster. Making sure that your filters are cleaned or replaced regularly will help your furnace work more efficiently and last longer. The service tech will check out all the filters and deal with any that need to be dealt with. If you aren't sure where the filters are or how to change them, the service tech can show you and recommend what kind of filters you get for your furnace. 

If you want to make sure that your furnace is ready to go for the cooling season, have an HVAC tech come check it out before winter comes.