Heating and Cooling Maintenance Tips

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

A/C and Furnace MaitenanceHave 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

  • Make sure the thermostat is set above the room temperature and the batteries are good.
  • Make sure the power switch is on and the breaker is on.
  • Make sure the PVC is clear of snow or debris.
  • Make sure your filter is not plugged with dirt.
  • Make sure the furnace blower door is on securely.

5 Things to Check When Your A/C is Not Working

  • Make sure the thermostat is set below the room temperature and the batteries are good.
  • Make sure the circuit breaker is turned on and the disconnect out side is in properly.
  • Make sure the filter is clear and not plugged.
  • Make sure outdoor unit is clean and clear of shrubbery.
  • 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?
By |2018-01-19T13:50:55+00:00July 17th, 2013|Categories: A/C Tips, Furnace Tips|