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How Do I Maintain My Gas Furnace?

Regular Maintenance on a Gas Furnace

Maintenance agreements will keep your gas furnace in excellent shape for years to come.

Keeping your gas furnace running smoothly all winter long usually doesn't take much effort. There are some easy tasks you can do yourself to help the furnace stay in good shape, but most routine maintenance tasks should be completed by a trained HVAC professional. There are simply too many safety-related risks involved when you work on a furnace incorrectly.

One easy thing you can do each month is replace your air filters. These filters trap dust and other particles before they enter the furnace, where they may cause malfunctions or be redistributed throughout your house. Replacing the air filter is as simple as opening the blower door, removing the dirty air filter, and replacing it with a new filter. Be sure to place the new filter facing the correct direction.

Beyond replacing the air filter, it is always best to bring in a professional for any additional furnace repairs or maintenance. A trained HVAC technician will know the safest, most effective ways to handle any issues with your furnace. When you sign a maintenance agreement with your HVAC company, it should guarantee you regular inspections and routine maintenance as needed. Having regular inspections completed is the best way to identify and correct emerging issues before they cause a complete furnace breakdown.

Maintenance agreements are fantastic for extending your furnace's lifespan. Even if your furnace is pretty new, it's still a good idea to have it looked over each year. Always select a trustworthy HVAC company with a long history of providing excellent customer service. These are the businesses that will offer maintenance agreements that best serve your needs and provide you with complete satisfaction.

Learn more about our HVAC preventative maintenance agreements for folks living in the Oxford NC area - or call Brummitt Heating and Cooling at 919-693-5536.