Winters in Arizona are mild compared to other parts of the country. However, keeping your furnace in working condition will help in the colder days. The following furnace maintenance tips are tailored to Arizona’s climate.
1. Change the Air Filters
An air filter removes dirt, pet dander, and pollutants from the air. Accumulation of these pollutants clogs the filter. This restricts airflow, and the furnace will overwork to heat your home. It may overheat and result in higher energy bills. Your indoor air quality will also be reduced.
2. Inspect the Heat Exchanger
The heat exchanger transfers heat from the combustion chamber to the air circulating in the house. It ensures no harmful by-products such as carbon monoxide enter your living space. Inspect for cracks, rust, or corrosion. Small cracks can allow leakage of carbon monoxide into the house.
3. Check the Thermostat Settings
The thermostat is the control center for when your furnace goes on or off. Thermostat settings can drift with time. Ensure your thermostat is accurately set at your comfortable temperature. Check and replace low batteries. You may also upgrade to a smart thermostat. Newer models have improved energy efficiency and can help in cost savings.
4. Clear Area Around the Furnace
Keep the area around your furnace clutter-free. Large items stored nearby will restrict airflow and can create potential fire hazards. Ensure no combustible items, such as paper or cleaning supplies, are near the furnace. Water can also damage the unit, ensure adequate water drainage away from the furnace.
5. Schedule Professional Inspection
Schedule a professional inspection before the winter season so necessary repairs can be made before they progress to significant problems. An HVAC professional has the expertise to conduct a comprehensive inspection.
Whether you need professional repair service on your existing system or a new installation, Moyer’s Heating & Cooling Inc. is your go-to team. We offer heating and air conditioning services in Prescott Valley and Yavapai County. Our NATE-certified technicians also conduct energy audits, indoor air quality testing, and AeroSeal Duct Sealing. Contact Moyer’s Heating & Cooling Inc. today and experience unparalleled services.