Now that the holidays are quickly approaching, you are undoubtedly thinking about finding a heating Frisco TX service. You don’t want to suddenly find your house freezing in the middle of the night because your furnace stopped working.
Of course, the best thing you can do is to call a professional heating repair service to give your furnace a tune-up. Before you do that, however, there are certain things you can do to maintain your furnace in good working order.
Check your air filter. This is one of the simplest but most effective things you can do to maintain your furnace. When the filter gets clogged, it blocks the airflow and can prevent it from filtering out contaminants that can trigger allergies.
Not changing your filter regularly will not only affect your furnace’s performance, it can also shorten its life. Furnaces normally have a lifespan of fifteen to twenty years, but dirty filters can force it to work harder and possibly cause it to fail earlier. In this case, you will have to talk with an HVAC specialist about heater installations.
If you’re not sure where the filter is, you can look at the intake or inside the furnace. Once you’ve located it, remove it and hold it up to a light source. It’s time to change the filter if you can’t see the light through it.
You should check your filter every thirty days and change it at least every ninety days. If you have a permanent electrostatic filter, you should wash it every month.
When you change the filter, make sure that the furnace is off. And make sure that the filter is pointing in the correct direction. If the filter is upside-down, it will affect its performance.
Make sure the thermostat is on. If your furnace has not started working yet, this could be the reason. Once it’s on, move the switch to heating from cooling. Then set the temperature to two degrees or so higher than the room temperature.
If the heat still has not kicked in, you can check if the wire connections are not loose by removing the cover. If they are secure, you can check the power source. If it’s still not working, you should probably call a professional to take a look at the furnace.
Clean your furnace. Turn off the furnace and shut off the circuit breaker before you start cleaning. Do the following:
- Use a wet cloth to clean the fan.
- Clean the bottom of the blower fan and combustion chamber.
- Use a brush to remove dust and dirt from the sides of the furnace.
While you’re cleaning, check for rust and other signs of corrosion if your furnace is a gas-burning unit. These signs may indicate that there is a carbon monoxide leak, so call professional heater repair services right away to have your furnace checked out.
To further protect against CO leaks, install CO monitors on ceilings. CO buildup inside your home can be fatal.
Make sure to test the monitors every few months to ensure they are working properly. You can do this by holding down the test button until the alarm beeps. In addition, if the monitor runs on batteries, you should change them every six months.
Lubricate the blower motor. If your owner’s manual says that the motor should be lubricated, you should also do this while the furnace is off. Start by removing the cover and cleaning the caps. Remove the caps and apply lubricant to the bearings.
Check the pilot light. After you turn your furnace back on, you should also check the pilot light if your unit is gas burning. The flame should be blue with a yellow tip. If it is completely yellow or orange, or if the flame is flickering, contact a professional since it could be a sign that the furnace is no longer working as well as it should.
If you can’t find the time to maintain your furnace, or simply feel that you can’t handle it, you can call a professional HVAC service to give it a professional tune-up. The tune-up will involve:
- Calibrating the thermostat
- Cleaning or replacing the filters
- Cleaning the burners
- Cleaning the electrical connections
- Checking the heating operations
- Testing the limit and safety switches
They will clean the chimney with a vacuum and a long brush, as well as checking for creosote buildup. This buildup can lead to a chimney fire if not detected.
If you are looking for professional furnace cleaning in Frisco TX, call Air Repair Pros. We provide HVAC installation and repair services, and serve the residents of North Dallas, serving Addison, Frisco, Hebron, the Colony, Flower Mound and other cities.
In addition to preventive maintenance, we also offer furnace installation services. If you think that your furnace has not been working as well as it should lately, we provide heating system installation to keep your family warm throughout the winter.
Our HVAC technicians are certified by Carrier and Trane and we are a preferred dealer of their products. But we can install heating systems from other manufacturers.
Get in touch with us to request a furnace repair free estimate. Or if you decide you need a new system, our knowledgeable staff will help you find the right one that suits your budget and your requirements.
Air Repair Pros is your one-stop heating Frisco TX HVAC specialist, so call us today to learn how we can help you!