Annual furnace maintenance is like a doctor’s appointment for your system—it ensures top health and performance. But you don’t have to be an HVAC doctor to tune up your own system. Some maintenance items you can do yourself, and Vasi Refrigeration is here to help walk you through them. Discover our helpful DIY furnace maintenance tips below, then call us for more advice and expert service: (781) 526-1637
Your DIY Furnace Maintenance Checklist
Replace Your Filter
It’s common for dust, dirt, and other airborne contaminants to flow through your home’s ductwork. Your filter’s job is to catch and trap those pollutants before you have the chance to breathe them in. However, these filters get dirty in the process. If they aren’t regularly changed (once every one to three months for standard filters or every six to 12 months for high-efficiency models), they can block airflow and cause problems for both your comfort and your heating system’s health. Clean filters ensure good air quality and a working furnace.
Clean Inside Your Vents
Speaking of dirt and dust, these contaminants can also settle and build up inside your ducts and vents. Those buildups can block airflow, which in turn puts more stress on your furnace to push air past them. Rather than risk a system breakdown, use your vacuum cleaner’s hose to clear out those contaminants sitting inside your vents. This simple step goes a long way to improving your indoor air quality as well as your heating system’s operation.
Test Out Your Thermostat
Your furnace is responsible for keeping you warm, but your thermostat is its “on” switch. Make sure it’s ready for the winter by:
- Taking the face off and cleaning the inside.
- Turning up the temperature to ensure the furnace turns on correctly.
- Replacing batteries if need be.
Scheduling Preventive Maintenance With Our Experts
A routine clean and tune from the pros at Vasi Refrigeration takes care of these steps and more. We make sure every working part is in good condition, optimize the system’s energy efficiency, and reduce the likeliness of you needing future repairs.