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.