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What Can I Do to Make Sure I Get the Most out of My Furnace?

Discover how the right HVAC maintenance agreement can make your furnace more efficient.

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A maintenance agreement will ensure your furnace has the regular checkups it needs to run optimally. Many homeowners overlook this never-ending but simple task. The simple truth is that regular maintenance will save you time, money, and the hassle of dealing with an HVAC system that breaks down when you least expect it.

Have a relatively new HVAC system? It would be tempting to skip maintenance because it's so new. However, that would be a huge mistake because by neglecting regular maintenance, you'll put your warranty coverage at risk. Typically, manufacturers require proof of maintenance before they'll honor a warranty.

Your maintenance agreement with your HVAC service company is a sure way to keep your furnace working right for many years to come, without having to do preventative maintenance tasks on it yourself.

It's best to schedule a furnace tune-up annually, as well as an air conditioning system check before summer. By getting a pro to take a look at your systems twice a year, you'll catch any small problems before they become big problems.

Clean the Air Filter in the Furnace

In addition to regular service through a professional maintenance agreement, there are a few easy tasks you can do yourself to extend the life of your furnace. The easiest and most effective job you can tackle on your own is changing your air filters. Dirty filters cause a host of problems, from compromising indoor air quality to making your system strain to heat and cool your home. Change your filter monthly or, at the very least, every six to eight weeks.

Proper Insulation Is a Necessity

A well-insulated home stays warm during the colder months, and it costs less to heat, too. Insulation prevents the temperature outside from coming in and also prevents losing climate-controlled air from within your home. A house's insulation starts to break down after several years, becoming less effective over time. That's why so many utility companies urge homeowners to get upgraded insulation now and then.

Regularly replacing your air filter and scheduling regular tune-ups is the best way to ensure your furnace runs efficiently. If you realize there is more you can do to get the most out of your furnace, contact our team at Morelli about our convenient maintenance agreements.

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