A functional furnace will keep your home warm and inviting during the coldest times of the year. However, like any other home appliance, it can develop issues over time. That’s why regular furnace maintenance appointments are so important. Here is a brief guide to how often you should schedule system maintenance appointments.
Your Guide to Furnace Maintenance Appointments
How Often Do You Need an Appointment?
To keep your furnace functioning properly, most manufacturers recommend scheduling service annually, ideally before the cold season begins. However, as your system gets older and experiences more issues, you should schedule appointments more frequently—at least, twice a year.
Furnaces typically last 15-20 years, so keep track of your unit’s age to determine when you’ll need more frequent service appointments. Additionally, track any furnace issues such as bad odors, strange noises, or unreliable heating to decide if you need your system serviced.
What Happens During the Appointment?
During a routine furnace maintenance appointment, the entire system is cleaned and checked for worn components. The internal safety controls will be inspected for issues, moving parts will be lubricated, the filters will be replaced, and the system will be turned on and off to check for, such as a broken heat exchanger .
Additionally, to ensure your home is being heated evenly, your thermostat will be inspected for issues, such as faulty wiring or inaccurate readings. If parts of your home are cold, the vents will be examined and cleaned. At the end of your inspection, you’ll receive a record of issues and services received for future HVAC contractors to review.
If your system is due for a furnace maintenance appointment, turn to Arndt Heating and Cooling in Monroe County, NY. For more than 15 years, their experienced team has helped their clients with everything from air conditioning and furnace installations to emergency services and air quality testing. Visit them online to learn more about their services, or call them at (585) 349-0781 to speak with a member of their team.