A brand-new furnace can be an excellent addition to any household, provided you are willing and able to take proper care of the appliance. A furnace that’s treated right will not only save you money on energy and repairs, but will also heat your home reliably. To make sure you’re getting the best results from your new heating system, there are a few tenets of proper furnace upkeep that you can adopt into your daily life.
Keeping Things Clean
When things like dirt, dust, and random debris find their way into certain areas of your home, they can be your furnace’s worst nightmare. If left unchecked, these particles can cause clogs in systems that your heating appliance relies on. To combat this, we recommend adding a cleaning day to your monthly routine and focusing on a couple of spots: the furnace’s air filter and your home’s air vents.
The furnace air filter is an excellent place to start your cleaning. When this filter becomes too dirtied or clogged up with dust and debris, it becomes significantly more difficult for air to be pulled through. This results in the furnace wasting more energy and becoming more prone to breaking down. At least once a month, make a point to clean or even replace this air filter to keep your furnace running smoothly.
It’s also important to visit all of the air vents throughout your household on cleaning day. Your furnace utilizes these vents to disburse warm air into the different areas of your home, but if they become too packed with dust and dirt, it becomes much more difficult for it to do so. For a thorough cleaning, remove the protective covers with a screwdriver and use a vacuum extension hose inside each vent.
Bringing in a trained heating professional to give your new furnace a tune-up annually is extremely important if you want to keep the system running properly and efficiently. Your furnace has a multitude of different components working together to keep it running, and if something goes wrong with even one of them, it can lead to problems with the entire system. Fortunately, during these regular tune-ups, the technician can check the furnace for any potential problems on the horizon and also provide maintenance that will keep it as energy efficient as possible. At Smedley Service, we have a team of friendly experts who are ready and willing to perform this kind of tune-up for any customer in the greater Layton, UT, area.
Taking the Pressure Off Your Furnace
Giving your new furnace occasional periods of rest can go a long way towards ensuring that it has a long, healthy lifespan. If you can find other ways to warm up your home, even if just for a few hours each day, it can lower the risk or malfunctions of breakdowns, and save you money on your monthly bills.
One way to achieve this is by using a humidifier. The air tends to get much drier during the winter, and that lack of moisture makes it much harder for heat to circulate around. Adding a humidifier to your home will add moisture to the air in your home, allowing you to feel warmer without needing to crank up the furnace.
It’s also wise to consider lowering your thermostat by anywhere from seven to ten degrees each night when you go to sleep. When you’re under the covers, you probably won’t require as much heat, and giving your furnace a break for those eight hours a night can make a huge difference. Not only will your heating bills be lower, but your furnace will also continue to give you excellent results.
Your Local Heating Experts
When you do find yourself in need of professional heating assistance, you want to be dealing with reliable technicians that are friendly, affordable, and established. For residents of the greater Layton area, we have a team of experts that meet all of those requirements. We have been building relationships and connections in the Layton area since 1947. On top of our dependable heating services, we also have trained and licensed professionals for both cooling and plumbing jobs, as well.
Make sure you go with professionals that you can trust when your HVAC or plumbing systems need some work. Make the smart move and give us a call at Smedley Service today to schedule an appointment.