How Do I Maintain My Furnace? Tempe AC Maintenance


Air Conditioning Repair Tempe, AZ


How do I maintain my furnace? At this time of year, furnace maintenance is usually the last thing on your mind. However, working on a heating system during the off-season, when the weather is mild, has its benefits. Is now the best time to schedule some Tempe furnace maintenance for the weekend?

Modern furnace designs are low-maintenance, and you can handle a lot of the work yourself. First, however, ensure that your air conditioning and furnace are in working order for the season in which they were designed. 

A Tempe AC maintenance specialist should conduct most of the annual maintenance required by a heating system.


Vacuum and Dust a Furnace with Tempe AC Maintenance

Although homeowners frequently perform these duties, some homeowners may not do so. During the winter months, heaters can collect a lot of dust and debris. Vacuuming thoroughly can help keep dust out of the filter and the air stream.

Clean up any debris or dust around the unit with a standard vacuum with a thin nozzle attachment. Remove the filter and clean the space around it after opening the furnace cover and carefully vacuuming all the components within reach.

When you've finished servicing the furnace, vacuum the dust out of all the air registers throughout the house. Ensure that any furniture, draperies, or other things that could obstruct airflow are removed from any registers.



Tempe AC Maintenance Can Replace the Filter

Changing the heater's filter is one of the simplest and most necessary maintenance tasks. During the winter, the filter filters all the air in your home. Clean air passes through the filter before being chilled in the heat of the summer. Indoor air can be recycled in both cases and is ripe for airborne pollutants. If the heater is on all the time, the filter really should be changed or cleaned once a month.

Most homeowners fail to do so, resulting in a filthy filter. If you need to replace a filter, be sure you have the right size and MERV rating. The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value shows the number of air particles which the filter is supposed to trap.

The higher the rating, the better the filter is at trapping particles. Stick to the number that appears on your current filter, which should not exceed the number 16. Filters above this up to twenty are high-efficiency models designed for hospitals.

Tempe AC Maintenance professionals can advise on the best filter for your home. Then, contact Rescue One Air, or you can complete the minor form below for a fast response.

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