While relatively mild compared to the northeast or the midwest, our winters are still cold enough to demand an effective heating performance. In an ideal world, you’d never have to worry about getting that type of performance from your heater. Well, we hate to break it to you, but this isn’t an ideal world—certainly not when it comes to heating systems. Modern heaters are certainly a reliable and efficient breed in general, but not heater is truly problem-free.
The best that you can hope for is to keep your furnace repairs in St. Peters, MO, to a minimum, and hope alone won’t get you there. Keeping the following information in mind can, however, so let us share with you some simple ways in which to keep your furnace repair needs as few and far between as possible. The best part is, keeping your furnace as dependable as can be is actually quite simple, so let’s take a closer look!
Make Sure That Airflow Is Unobstructed
A furnace is a forced air heating system. That means that it heats air directly, and that this heated air is then distributed throughout the house via a network of air ducts. And you need the system to distribute air throughout the house in an unimpeded manner. The first reason for this is simple—you’ll be more comfortable. The second reason for this may not be as immediately obvious, though it is equally important. It protects your system.
You don’t want your furnace heating air that is then going to struggle to make it out of the ductwork because you’ve sealed off registers intentionally, in a misguided effort at zoning your home, or because you were a bit careless and you pushed furniture up against registers throughout the house. Maintain proper airflow in order to prevent problems from developing with your system and your comfort, and talk to us about more suitable zone control options if that’s something you’re interested in.
Keep the Air Filter Clean
This goes along with the overall idea of keeping airflow moving throughout the system, but it’s important enough to demand its own mention here. You absolutely must keep air filter in your furnace fresh if you want to keep your system functioning reliably. And no, it’s not because you want clean air in your home. This filter isn’t really meant to boost air quality throughout the house, but rather to keep your system from suffering due to the buildup of pollutants within the system itself.
Changing your air filter is simple, and it greatly reduces the risk of problems with your furnace. By keeping air flowing through a clean filter effectively, you prevent issues like short cycling, the wear and tear it leads to, and frequent overheating. It’s the best few dollars that you’ll spend in terms of maintaining a great, reliable heating performance!
Yes, You Need Professional Maintenance Too
Changing your air filter is important, but it is just the tip of the iceberg in the grand scheme of things when it comes to furnace maintenance. And 99% of your furnace’s maintenance needs are going to need to be handled by a professional. There is no getting around that. Schedule your furnace maintenance with our pros to get the most from your system.