Heater Maintenance Tips

We’re in the middle of winter, and if your furnace isn’t performing optimally, it can be a big problem as the days get colder. 

The best way to extend the longevity of your heater is to consistently maintain it. In today’s post, we’re going to give some tips on maintaining your heating unit so that it’ll work properly during the winter season. 

Clean and replace the filter system. The filter is a crucial piece of your heating unit, as it prevents dust and debris from infiltrating the unit. You should clean the filter regularly. If your filter is damaged in any way, you should swiftly replace it with a brand new one. 

Vacuum the furnace interior. Before doing so, make sure you turn off the furnace. Next, open the furnace door, turn on your vacuum, and with its snorkel attachment, and vacuum the base of the furnace and gas burners. Dust and debris can damage your furnace, causing it to malfunction. 

Inspect and clean the blower. Stationed next to the air filter is the blower, and much of the debris that gets past the air filter will reach the blower. You’ll need to remove the panels which cover the air filter to access the blower. Next, clean the blower, pulleys, and fan belts to remove dirt and debris. 

If your heater isn’t well maintained, you are guaranteeing major problems in the future. The last thing you want is to have it malfunction during the cold winter months— the time when you’ll need it most. Follow these tips to maintain your heater year-round. If you need your heater inspected by pros, don’t hesitate to contact AAA Calvert.