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Furnace maintenance

Prevent problems with an annual inspection and maintenance visit.

Why is an annual maintenance inspection important?

Your furnace system controls the temperature and keeps you comfortable while filtering out dust and allergens. A yearly preventative maintenance inspection by a qualified Enercare service technician can keep your home’s overall heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) functioning at peak efficiency and identify common problems such as:

  • Duct work loosened due to normal thermal expansion and contraction
  • Blower motor bearings needing lubrication
  • Air filters needing replacement
  • Blower fan blades and AC condensing coil needing cleaning

An inspection can also find and repair less than obvious problems such as:

  • A loose blower belt
  • Improperly firing burners
  • Blocked condensate drain
  • Loose wiring harnesses
  • Coolant leaking slowly from the AC system

Book a fall appointment to have your heating system inspected by an expert. Yearly maintenance can save you time, frustration, and money when it's done by a licensed technician from Enercare.

Our TSSA-certified, licensed technicians perform a comprehensive diagnostic check to ensure that your furnace is operating safely, efficiently and to manufacturer's specifications. We can also perform a safety test for carbon monoxide (CO) and check the unit's safe operating temperature.

Often a service technician can tell you common minor issues about your furnace make and model that you can address on your own in the future.

What can I do between visits to keep my furnace running efficiently?

Change your filter regularly to ensure your furnace and air conditioner’s longevity and performance.

Dirty filters can:

  • Restrict airflow. The additional strain on the fan motor can make it burn out, cause your system to overheat or your equipment to fail.
  • Force your fan motor to overwork. This can use more energy, cause damage to your system and significantly raise your utility bill.
  • Drastically reduce your indoor air quality. This can aggravate allergies, asthma and other illnesses.
  • Clog ductwork with debris. This can decrease your equipment's lifespan and lead to costly repair or replacement expenses.

How often should I change my furnace filter?

Manufacturers typically recommend every three months. However, we suggest you check on a monthly basis to see if they are filled with dirt and debris. Homes with smokers or pets may need to change their filters more frequently.

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The contents of this webpage are provided for general informational purposes only. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability or accuracy of the information as it relates to your circumstances. Any action you take upon the information provided is strictly at your own risk. This information is not a substitute for, and is not intended to replace, independent professional advice. It is your responsibility to take all safety precautions and to refer to the product manufacturer's instructions or contact a licensed technician, as appropriate.