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5 Ways to Take Care of Your Furnace

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Furnaces are the number one heating system used in our area. This is for a few reasons. Furnaces are reliable. You know you can get effective heating dispersed through your home’s ductwork. Furnaces are also more efficient than ever. AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings are higher than ever which means you’ll get better heating for a lower cost. Furnaces are also familiar. It’s more than likely the system that you grew up within your home. 

Although there are many reasons to have a furnace, there are things you need to consider once you have a furnace. If you want to improve your HVAC in Norristown, PA, then trying out some of these tips will definitely help your home. We want to help you get what you need.

Try These Furnace Tips

Here are a few things you can do to help out your home’s furnace system. 

Make Sure You Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home? You should have one and make sure that it’s working properly if you have a furnace system. Furnaces aren’t something that put you in inherent danger, but they are a system that can cause danger if they start to function poorly. A bad furnace gas leak for carbon monoxide leaks. Since carbon monoxide is so harmful, we suggest that you have a great detector in place. We’ll help you find a great unit if you’re looking for one.

Get a Fresh Filter

It’s beneficial to change your heater’s filter at the start of every single season. We recommend this as HVAC professionals because fresh filters allow your heating system to run in the most efficient manner possible. This simple thing can change the trajectory of your home’s heater for the season.

Maintain Your Furnace

You should maintain your home’s heater once every fall. It’s still not too late to do this! Maintenance keeps your system efficient. It also reduces the likelihood that you run into an untimely repair or a replacement need. Maintenance is a worthwhile investment that makes your life easier.

Make Sure Your Home’s Heating Load Matches Your Heater

Sometimes, your home’s heating needs no longer match your heater. If you’ve added on to your home in the last year, your current heater might not be able to cut it. We can help you conduct a load calculation to assess this and then we can help you get yourself an upgrade when necessary.

Clear Your Vents

The last thing you want to do is clear up your home’s vents. It’s all too common to accidentally block a vent when the temperatures are mild. Once the cold weather gets here, you might start to notice that your home isn’t heating up properly and wonder why. If your vents are blocked with any type of wall art or furniture, you’re hurting your own efficiency. Just make sure that everything is clear to get great service.

Contact Platinum Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our team.

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