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New Year, New You, New Furnace Maintenance Practices

CJ the Plumber here, with a new blog on furnace maintenance! With the new year, comes new year resolutions. And, this is the year of the furnace. This blog will show you the best TLC practices that will keep your furnace functioning all throughout the year.

Your Furnace Maintenance Plan

If you like saving money, having a heating system you can rely on, and eliminating the worry of heating system breakdowns—this furnace maintenance plan is for you. So really, who isn’t it for, right? We all like saving and we all love reducing stressors, so I’ll get straight to it! Here are some insider tips on maintaining your furnace.

  1. Replace your air filter every year. This will ensure dirt, dust, and grime, that build-up over time, are cleared from your system—protecting your indoor air quality.

  2. Ensure your heating appliance is in tip-top shape by oiling your furnace blower annually. Your furnace blower moves the heat that is manufactured within your system into your home. So, a malfunctioning blower means you’re living with no hot air. And, during our Massachusetts winters, this is not a fate I wish on anyone. Keeping your furnace blower well-oiled will extend its lifespan and have it running, well, like a well-oiled machine.

  3. Your air vents act like roads for your hot air to travel on and into your home. When your vents are clogged, the hot air can’t make its way into your space. Prevent blocked air vents by ensuring your vents are not blocked by furniture or interior decor and by scheduling routine duct cleaning.

  4. Hire professional HVAC technicians to perform annual tune-ups on your system. This will ensure your system is running efficiently and makes it through its intended lifespan.

Furnace Maintenance Benefits

With the above annual maintenance practices, and with the help from my buddies here at Winters Home Services, your furnace will gain the following:

  1. An intact manufacturer’s warranty

  2. Improved performance

  3. Higher energy efficiency

  4. Extended lifespan

  5. Reduces utility costs

Follow these tips and your system will run better for longer. For all furnace maintenance, installation, and repairs, contact Winters Home Services at (617) 977-3101. Your heating needs are our priority.

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