Furnace Cleaning

Furnace Cleaning & Maintenance

For most people, the furnace is a vital part of their home. It hums quietly while they're not around, and it keeps them warm when they need it. If you've ever wondered how often you should have your furnace cleaned or what benefits come from doing so, we've got answers.

When To Get The Furnace Cleaned

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you clean your furnace once a year. This will keep your system running smoothly and efficiently, so you don't have to worry about any problems.

However, for this recommendation to make sense and be effective, it's important to consider your furnace's usage. If you live in an area with cold winters and need your heating system on high most of the time, your furnace will see more action than someone who only uses their heating system sparingly during winter months.

Therefore, if you know that you'll be using your furnace frequently over a short period (e.g., several months out of the year), an annual maintenance check may not suffice. Instead, consider scheduling regular maintenance visits depending on how heavily you’re using your heating system at any given point in time.

Why Is Furnace Cleaning Important?

Furnace cleaning is important because it helps keep your furnace running efficiently and safely, saving money on your energy costs. It also keeps the air in your home cleaner, so you and your family can breathe easier.

And while we're on the subject of savings, having a professional clean your ducts every few years can lead to lower heating bills by improving their efficiency—so it pays for itself quickly.

What To Expect

When you hire a technician to clean your furnace, the following can be expected:

  • They will remove dust, dirt, and debris from the furnace. The technician may also inspect the air filter and replace it if necessary.
  • They will clean up any spills that may have occurred during cleaning.
  • They will check for any damage to your system and make repairs where needed.

Changing Filers

Changing the filters on your furnace is important to keep your system running at peak performance. Many factors go into determining when you should change your filter, but there are some basic guidelines to follow.

  • Frequency: If you live in an area with heavy dust, pollen, or other airborne pollutants, it's recommended that you change your air filter more frequently than someone who lives in a more pristine environment. The general rule is to check the manufacturer's instructions on how often it should be changed and then add two months to that date as a starting point for when (or if) it needs to be replaced next.
  • How To: Most furnaces have a panel on the side where they list how often they need fresh air blown through them via filters or other means, such as fans inside machines like refrigerators or freezers – all of which require regular maintenance checks too.

What To Do Next?

If you don't feel like your furnace is working or if strange noises are coming from it, then it's time to call a professional. If this is your first time having your furnace cleaned, make sure to ask for references and check out their work before hiring them.

Furnaces are essential in winter, but if it gets clogged up or dirty, it can start struggling to do its job—and then you're left with an unreliable system that can't keep your house warm.

That's why we recommend contacting American Pride Air Conditioning & Heating, LLC at least once every year to clean and inspect your furnace.

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