Maintaining a furnace is an important aspect of home ownership. Not only does regular maintenance help extend the life of the furnace, it can also improve its efficiency and help prevent costly repairs. By performing simple tasks such as changing the air filter and cleaning the burners, homeowners can ensure that their furnace is operating at its best.

Keep reading to learn some easy tips and best practices for maintaining your furnace and keeping your home warm and comfortable during the colder months.

1. Replace the Furnace Filter Regularly

Replacing your furnace’s filter is one of the most important aspects of furnace maintenance and shouldn’t be ignored. The furnace filter helps to keep dust and debris out of the furnace and improve indoor air quality. It’s important to replace the filter regularly, as a dirty filter can reduce the efficiency of the furnace and even cause it to break down. Most furnace filters should be replaced every one to three months, depending on the type of filter and the amount of use the furnace gets.

2. Schedule Regular Maintenance Checks

Having a professional inspect and maintain your furnace on a regular basis can help to catch and fix any potential issues before they become major problems. Most furnaces should be inspected and serviced at least once a year, and more often if they’re particularly old or if you’re using your system more than usual.

The specialists at Megee Plumbing & Heating can provide you with efficient and affordable inspections that can give you peace of mind that your home’s heating system is working as it should be.

3. Check for Leaks and Drafts in Your Home

Leaks and drafts can cause your furnace to work harder to maintain the desired temperature, which can lead to increased energy bills and reduced efficiency. Check for leaks and drafts around windows, doors, and other areas of the home, and seal any gaps or cracks to improve energy efficiency.

4. Keep an Eye on Your Thermostat

A faulty thermostat can cause your furnace to work harder than necessary, leading to increased energy bills and reduced efficiency. Make sure to monitor your thermostat and have it repaired or replaced if it doesn’t seem to be functioning correctly.

Professional HVAC Specialists in Georgetown, Delaware

Megee Plumbing & Heating is your one-stop shop for plumbing and HVAC services, and has been serving Delmarva residents and businesses for more than 80 years. In addition to furnace maintenance services, we also provide installation, maintenance, repair, inspection, and replacement services for residential and commercial heating, cooling, and plumbing systems. We also provide 24/7 emergency services for plumbing emergencies.

Megee Plumbing & Heating is a locally owned and operated business that’s consistently maintained an excellent reputation since our founding in 1936, and we work to put our customers first through providing high quality work, fair prices, and great customer service. Contact us today for more information or to schedule service.