Did you know that having maintenance performed on your heater at least twice a year is the best way to ensure a longer life for your system? Not only does it prolong the system’s life, but it also saves you the time, money and hassle you’d experience with frequent, unwanted repairs. Such a simple step can make all the difference in the way your system works for your home.
Grandmark Service Company is here to take the best care of the homes in Fresno. That care starts with educating our customers on the best practices when it comes to their home systems. Regular heater maintenance is an important step in keeping your system in the best shape possible.
When you’re ready for your seasonal heater maintenance, call the professionals at Grandmark Service Company to come to do the job for you! Our maintenance inspections are fast, easy and honest. You don’t ever have to worry about our professionals stacking on unneeded and unwanted repairs either!
As a homeowner, there are many things you can do to help maintain your heater. Just like you pick up around your house, wash dishes and do all sorts of things to keep your space the way you want it, you should do the same for your furnace. Take note of these DIY furnace maintenance tips to keep your heater maintained in between the professional checkups.
A simple but extremely effective way to maintain your heating system is to change your filter regularly. We recommend that you change your air filters every three months. A clogged or dirty air filter can greatly affect the efficiency of your system. Especially if you have pets or live in areas with high amounts of dust, pollen or other airborne pollutants, filters will need to be changed regularly.
If you hear strange noises coming from your system while it’s running, that usually means that there is a serious problem developing in your system. Any scraping, screeching, bangs, pops or slapping sounds need to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid any further damage.
A great way to make sure your system has all the room to condition your home the way you want it to is by keeping every area of your system clean. Make sure your vents are clean and clear of any dust build-up. Clean around and inside your furnace. Also, pay attention to the outside aspects of your unit to make sure that nothing is blocking the flow of air.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a very serious consequence of a broken natural gas furnace. It’s an odorless and colorless gas that can be deadly in higher concentrations. Your detectors are only useful if the batteries are good, so make sure to change out the batteries in your detectors about every six months.
If you have a gas furnace instead of an electric furnace, it’s important to keep an eye on your pilot light. The different colors of the flame mean something, so you must know what those colors mean. If your pilot light is bright blue, that’s normal and everything is working the way it should. Any other color presented is when you should call a professional.
If you regularly go through the checklist listed above, you should be good to go until your next professional seasonal maintenance. Our thorough inspections of your system will leave you feeling confident in your choice to work with Grandmark Service Company. Make sure that you schedule a twice-yearly check-up. These regular checkups not only help to keep your furnace in the best condition possible but also help to catch smaller problems before they become bigger.
When you’re ready for your seasonal furnace maintenance, give us a call to schedule your appointment! We’re ready to help you achieve the well-run home you’ve always dreamt of.