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Early Fall is a Great Time for Furnace Maintenance

By admin on September 11th, 2011

When temperatures begin to drop outside and the leaves begin to turn, it is check up time for your furnace. Getting your furnace ready for the long winter ahead can save money and prevent costly repairs needed on a cold winter day, when you really need the heat instead of a large repair bill.

Scheduling an appointment early in the fall for furnace cleaning and maintenance is smart. Most businesses offer a discount package at this time of year. It is also wise to have your ducts cleaned. Ducts and vents are an important part of your heating system. If there are leaks, warm air escapes, providing less heat for comfort and causes the furnace to run longer. Sealing leaks will eliminate or minimize the air that escapes and provide a more energy efficient system that does not have to over compensate for lost heat. Duct cleaning also means that the air you breathe will be cleaner. You may also want to take advantage of and request a quick and inexpensive service to test the air quality in your home for allergens, mold and toxic substances as many illnesses are related to and(or) caused by airborne agents.

Who should you hire for furnace maintenance? It is always a good idea to ask friends, family or neighbors who they hire to do the job for them. Word of mouth is the best advertisement and if a company has a good reputation, you will hear about it, as well as the bad. Consider how long the company has been in business.You may even want to check with the Better Business Bureau or an association of local heating and air businesses. Doing your research will be a worthy investment and the company you hire for the service may even pass a long a discount to you for referrals in the future. You will also be assured that the service you receive is quality maintenance. Also, check to see if the company offers a money back guarantee or return service if not satisfied. Additional tip – if you see the company name listed as a top online search engine response for your area and the company does not have negative feedback, be confident that you have probably found a winner.

Wondering what takes place when furnace maintenance is done? Switches, valves and burners are first on the list to check, making sure they are running properly and whether they may need replacement. Testing air flow and ignition, along with changing filters and checking run cycle is included in a comprehensive check of the overall system. How much time will the furnace maintenance take? Generally, less than an hour and a half, depending on whether replacements or repairs are needed. Cost for the maintenance averages from $125 – $175, depending on your geographic location and distance from the company you hire.

After the maintenance is done and the even cooler temperatures of later fall and winter set in, you are ready to turn on the furnace and relax in comfort, knowing that your furnace is well prepared to work for you and will do the job until spring comes again. Click here to speak with the Minneapolis duct cleaning pros.

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  1. duct cleaning Melbourne says:

    One way that you can help improve the performance of your air conditioner system that is fast and easy is to clean it regularly. Good air conditioning will only happen if your air conditioners are taken care of properly and cleaned each season.

    September 26th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

  2. Lauren G says:

    This is why it’s so important to change your furnace filters on a regular basis! If you don’t change them dust and lint can build up and not allow your furnace to get proper ventilation. If your furnace isn’t getting enough air it could start a fire. If money is an issue you can find discount filters online. Your health and safety are important. Make sure to change your filters every spring and fall!

    October 6th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

  3. Austin Heater Repair says:

    This is great advice, and we wish more consumers would follow it. HVAC contractors get very busy in October and November, and getting your heating system checked out before then can save you time and money.

    The sooner you get your heater inspected and repaired, the less time it will be running inefficiently — which makes you less comfortable and increases your energy costs. Beat the rush and get your heating system checkup in September.

    November 10th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

  4. Phoenix business cleaning says:

    keeping my house clean is almost impossible, i love hiring people to do it for me. it removes enormous amounts of stress and puts me in a good mood! thanks 🙂

    January 20th, 2012 at 11:04 am

  5. Bjorn Button says:

    I agree. The fall weather is usually fair and cool enough that jobs like duct cleaning are bearable. This is a good do-it-yourself job.

    June 21st, 2012 at 3:03 pm

  6. Charles says:

    I agree and off season furnance cleaning or air duct cleaning can get you some discounts and get the work done early.

    September 13th, 2012 at 12:28 am

  7. Nicole says:

    This information was very helpful to me, as I was able to read this, along with the website and get my ducts cleaned. The guys did an amazing job!

    It is very true, you want to get your furnace checked before something bad happens and you have to have a fairly large repair bill when all of this could have been prevented by getting our furnace checked and cleaned!!

    Very helpful information! thanks!

    November 19th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

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