Most homeowners would agree that if they could avoid calling in a heating repair company, they would do everything. And the truth is that how well you maintain your heating system will affect its efficiency and operation in the long run. The following routine maintenance tasks primarily impact the quality of air and warmth generated by the heater and the amount of power consumption:
- Regular changing of filters
- Maintaining cleanliness of the burners
- Periodic inspection of the ignition system
Routine maintenance is essential for any heating system but vital for oil and natural gas furnaces.
During warmer months, it’s easy for homeowners to overlook their heating system. However, neglecting your heater’s maintenance can contribute to trouble as the season changes, leading to expensive repairs and replacements.
Some of the issues you could encounter with a heating system that lacks maintenance are mold and mildew growth on the furnace, lack of airflow or circulation, distorted ignition control, dirty and blocked-up filters, failing thermostats, and increased energy bills.
Watch this informational video by Word of Advice TV, where you’ll learn the most common problems you’ll encounter with your furnace and tips on how to deal with the issue. Whether your furnace wouldn’t turn on, not working, or intermittently keeps turning off, you’ll be able to determine the problem after watching this video. So before panicking and calling in the heating repair company, check first if the issue is something you can fix yourself.