Best Practices for Furnace Maintenance

Even though spring is only a few weeks away, we still have plenty of chilly days ahead of us. Since we have such a long cold season here in the Twin Cities, it’s vital to perform maintenance on your furnace each month. After all, you wouldn’t want a breakdown mid-season, right?

Step 1: Replace the Filter – furnace filters should be cleaned or replaced at least once during the heating season. If you have pets or your home is more susceptible to airborne pollutants, doing so more frequently can extend the life of your equipment.

Step 2: Check the Efficiency – want to know how much fuel you’re using to heat your home? This can help with creating a budget in order to better account the dispersion of your funds. A professional technician will be able to check the efficiency for you so you can determine whether or not it’s time for an upgrade.

Step 3: Clean the Combustion Area – this is a vital step in ensuring that your equipment will safely turn off during an emergency. But just like checking for efficiency, you’re better off leaving this step to the pros – that’s where we come in!

For all of your home heating needs, call on the trusted experts at Uptown Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. We’ve been serving the Twin Cities – St. Paul area for over 100 years so you know you can count on us!

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