Winter Furnace Maintenance a Must

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Winter Furnace Maintenance a Must

Summer turns to chilly autumn nights very quickly here in Texoma, before the first cold night set an appointment for your furnace’s annual check up. Yearly cleaning and inspection of a system is recommended to keep your system working properly and to prevent deadly carbon monoxide leaks that could harm you and your family. Yearly cleaning and inspection to your system this time of year can extend the life of your unit and keep you warm and cozy all winter long.

Your furnace mixes fuel with air and ignites, heating a sealed chamber. Fresh, filtered air then blows across the outside of the hot chamber and into the heating ducts. The heated air flows from the ducts throughout your home creating a warm indoor environment. Any dangerous exhaust from the combustion chamber is vented out a flue or chimney.

All this airflow can kick up dust. Dust and dirt are the biggest enemy of your furnace, it can waste fuel and drastically lower efficiency. In some cases, it can even cause the furnace to overheat. Dirt affects all three basic components of your furnace, so cleaning is the most important part of regular maintenance. The three parts of the furnace that should be cleaned: the filter system, the blower and the motor. A professional air conditioning technician will clean the unit, will check the ignition system, inspect all the valves and pipes for leaks and will make sure the unit is functioning properly.