Furnace Maintenance

Like any other important system in your home, the home heating system will take good care of you if you take good care of it. Most families underestimate how critical routine maintenance is for the life span of your furnace and the ability to keep monthly energy rates low.

Regardless of your furnace’s age, our Bonney Lake technicians will inspect all of its parts for proper function and offer suggestions should it need any repair. It is far too important to your overall comfort to wait until a major issue arises, that’s why we recommend you give Treat’s Heating and Cooling a call.  Our highly trained technicians have been helping homeowners keep their furnace running at optimum efficiency for over 40 years.

Home Furnace Maintenance

Before you call Treat’s Heating and Cooling, there are some things you can do on your own to help maintain your furnace. Probably one of the most important things you can do is to pay attention to how your furnace is operating.  While you may not be an expert, you can save yourself unnecessary expense by asking yourself the following questions: Is your furnace heating your home efficiently? Are you energy bills reasonable? Are there any unusual smells or sounds occurring while your furnace is operating? By being watchful in these areas you can likely avoid expensive repairs in the future.

One simple way you can maintain your heating system is by keeping the furnace area clean.  When excess dust or debris build up around your furnace, it can interfere with the exhaust fans and vents. Check your furnace room to make sure there is no evidence of dust and debris and keep a close eye on any water that may invade the space.

You can easily battle dust build up by cleaning out the vents you are able to reach.  By simply vacuuming vents and any air intake areas, you can remove debris that can bog down your furnace and  potentially cause disruption to its efficiency.

Annual Furnace Maintenance

Although there are steps you can take to maintain your furnace, it’s important to include a professional technician in the process annually.  The frequency of professional maintenance of a furnace is dependent on its fuel source.  Electric furnaces allow for longer periods between servicing (usually two to three years) because electricity runs more cleanly than oil or gas.

Gas and oil furnaces are combustible fuels and require specific components of the furnace to be checked more regularly.  Regular checking of the flue, vents, gas and oil lines and any other working parts will ensure that your system is running at maximum efficiency.

While all the focus often lands on the furnace itself, don’t forget the ductwork that allows your heat to get to where it needs to go inside of your home.  Ductwork should be cleaned annually be a professional technician, who will also inspect the ducts for breaks or tears that often show up between the duct joints

Regardless of whether your furnace has been newly installed, or you have relied upon yours for years, give the highly skilled technicians at Treat’s Heating and Cooling a call to discover how we can keep your furnace running efficiently get the maximum life possible from your system .