A huge part of our mission at All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Cooling is to help you get the absolute maximum lifespan out of your important home or commercial utility features, and a big one on our list is the furnace. We offer furnace services ranging from basic furnace repair to full-on furnace replacement, with the expertise to help you address any issues that may come up over time.
You can put yourself in a good position in this area before you even call us for major heating repairs, in many cases. Here are a few basic tips to help you keep a gas-powered furnace operational for as long as possible. Of course, you can still call us with any questions or if you need any help with your heating system!
One of the simplest and most important tasks for a furnace is replacing the air filter. Furnace filters are designed to trap dust, lint and any other debris from entering the furnace itself. Over time, though, they collect large amounts of this debris and need to be changed. This should be done roughly twice per year, but there are certain circumstances where it should be done more often. Check out one of our previous posts to learn about furnace filters clogging too fast!
Different units may vary, but in most cases, the filter will be located either inside the blower door or between the blower and the return air duct. In most furnaces, the filter is very easy to remove and replace. Any dirt or clogs will be visible to the naked eye – simply replace it with a new one if they’re present.
The filter will capture much of this debris, but some can still sneak through. Basic furnace maintenance can include cleaning basic blower assembly, along with pulleys and belts when the filter is being replaced. This may take the removal of a basic covering panel over the filter, or you have to slide out the fan unit.
When doing these or any other tasks, observe the proper safety habits. If you’re doing anything more than simple filter replacement, turn off all power to the system through the circuit that runs to the furnace. If you smell gas at any point, do not attempt any further work – call a professional right away, and leave the home until they’ve arrived.
Finally, having the furnace inspected by a reputable and professional inspector is vital. Spring is the prime period of these checks – the end of heating season means you can kill two birds with one stone by having your furnace and HVAC system inspected at the same time.
To schedule a furnace maintenance appointment or to learn more about our furnace services, contact us at All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Cooling today!
All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating, and Cooling provides affordable plumbing, HVAC and fireplace services in Salt Lake City, UT. We offer 24 hour emergency services and we’re dedicated to providing the absolute highest quality service at the best prices. We don’t over bid, and we don’t under bid with the idea of tacking on hidden fees; we simply give honest prices with honest answers.
Our complete lines of Salt Lake City plumbing and HVAC services include everything from drain cleaning and water heater replacement, to air conditioning repair and furnace maintenance. No matter what you need (or when you need it!), when it comes to your plumbing or HVAC, we have you covered. Reach out to us when you need plumbing, HVAC or fireplace help, and we’ll show you how easy it can be to get your home’s systems working well again soon!