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3 Tasks That Should Be on Your Furnace Maintenance Checklist January 18, 2019

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3 Tasks That Should Be on Your Furnace Maintenance Checklist, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

If you have a furnace in your home, maintaining it is essential to ensure it runs properly and is as efficient as it can be. While you can bring in an HVAC specialist for a comprehensive check, there are some actions you can take on your own. Here is what should be on your checklist.

What to Include on a Furnace Maintenance Checklist

1. Keep Track of Performance

furnaceDuring the year, make a note of how the furnace is performing. If you notice that the furnace is not heating well, is coming on at odd times, or seems to be getting too hot, it might be time for a specialist to come in. This ongoing performance tracking will also help you determine if you might need to upgrade to a more efficient furnace system. 

2. Check for Odd Smells

A key part of furnace maintenance is paying attention to the smells and appearance of the furnace. If something smells like it's burning or another abnormal smell is coming from where the heat is, an HVAC specialist needs to take a look. This could be the sign of a problem that could be a safety concern.

3. Do an Overall Inspection

Take a look around at all of the heating elements, from the furnace itself to vents where the heat comes out. Make note if you notice heat escaping from certain areas, a part looks like it might be loose, or the burners are dirty. This is also a good time to adjust the fans in your home to make sure the heat can circulate across the home properly.


Checking your furnace regularly is an important task for any homeowner, but having an HVAC professional come out for a more thorough check can ensure you're staying warm and keeping your bill low. The team at Steve's Plumbing & Heating provides the Wisconsin Rapids, WI, community with comprehensive HVAC services, from furnace repair and 24-hour services to emergency plumping needs. You can trust that their technician is skilled and well-prepared to address your needs in a friendly manner. To learn more about their services, visit them online or call (715) 421-1800 to schedule your furnace appointment today.

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