Heating System Maintenance Homeowners Should Do

Did you know that a well-maintained heating system lasts longer, requires fewer heating repairs, and runs more efficiently? When HVAC systems get regular tune-ups, they also improve indoor air quality keeping your Bentonville, AR, household healthier. Here are easy heating system maintenance tasks to put on your to-do list.

Change the HVAC Filter

Furnaces and heat pumps rely on filters to remove airborne particulates such as pet dander, dust, pollen, and other pollutants. After so many weeks, the HVAC filters become dirty and can’t do their jobs effectively. Replacing the filter improves your home’s indoor air quality. It keeps the heating system from working harder and staves off mechanical failures.

Heat pumps and furnaces use different kinds of filters. Here’s a list of some of the types of filters they use:

Heat Pumps and Gas Furnaces

  • Electrostatic filters
  • Fiberglass or synthetic filters
  • Pleated filters
  • Polyester filters

Refer to your furnace’s or heat pump’s manual for exact filter requirements.

Clean the Ductwork

Dirty ducts and blocked vents don’t do your heating system any favors. When airflow is hindered, the furnace works harder to heat the home. Not only does this cause the heating system to use more energy, but it stresses the system. The easiest way to guarantee your duct system is free of debris is to have it cleaned professionally once every 3-5 years. If you smoke in the home, have pets, or have a large household, more frequent cleanings might be necessary. Speak with a licensed HVAC specialist to determine the right cleaning schedule for your home’s ductwork.

Schedule Regular Professional Maintenance Services

Seasonal tune-ups done by licensed professionals keep your heating system working at peak performance. During a tune-up, the technician lubricates parts, inspects the system’s components like ignition switches and the motor, and cleans the burners. Schedule a professional tune-up in the fall before winter’s chilliest temperatures arrive for peace of mind and increased comfort. If you missed the latest maintenance, it’s not too late.

Stay on top of your home’s heating system maintenance. Call Armor Heating & Air LLC to schedule a tune-up in Bentonville, AR, and surrounding areas.

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