Heating and Cooling Maintenance Tips

Your furnace and AC units need regular maintenance

Your furnace and AC units need regular maintenance. Do you know what needs to be done?

Have your  furnace and A/C maintained yearly. Like a car, a furnace and/or A/C is full of moving parts that need to be serviced. Newer furnaces condense water internally, making it critical to flush/clean the internal hose assembly to avoid water backup, which leads to costly repairs. Burner service is also critical to avoid de-rating a furnace’s efficiency and keep the furnace running safely.

The cleaning of the A/C coil is important because when the coils start plugging up, pressure builds up in the system, causing a refrigerant leak.

Proper maintenance on a system will mean the difference between a 5- to 10-year life expectancy and a 15- to 20-year life expectancy.

5 Things to Check When Your Heat is Not Working
  1. Make sure the thermostat is set above the room temperature and the batteries are good.
  2. Make sure the power switch is on and the breaker is on.
  3. Make sure  the PVC is clear of snow or debris.
  4. Make sure your filter is not plugged with dirt.
  5. Make sure the furnace blower door is on securely.
5 Things to Check When Your A/C is Not Working
  1. Make sure the thermostat is set below the room temperature and the batteries are good.
  2. Make sure the circuit breaker is turned on and the disconnect out side is in properly.
  3. Make sure the filter is clear and not plugged.
  4. Make sure outdoor unit is clean and clear of shrubbery.
  5. Make sure the furnace power switch is on.

Did you know…

  • On the bottom of your utility bill, it states that furnace and A/C maintenance is recommended.
  • In relation to a car, an average Wisconsin winter is equivalent to putting 75,000  miles on your furnace.
  • Dirty burners on a furnace can de-rate your efficiency by as much as 25%?
  • Dual fuel (Hybrid Heat) can save you as much as $1000.00 annually on your utility bill?