While the days are still warm in Northern Georgia, the nights are beginning to cool off. Soon, you might find yourself wanting to turn on the heat. But before you turn your furnace on for the first time, you should be sure that you’ve called your Gagne HVAC technician for preseason furnace maintenance checkup.
While you may think that such a checkup is unnecessary, the low cost of the seasonal maintenance check ensures that your furnace is operating safely and efficiently, warding off midseason breakdowns and helping prolong the lifespan of your furnace.
What Preseason Furnance Maintenance Involves
The goal of routine maintenance is to ensure that your furnace is in top operating order before it starts the heating season. Your HVAC technician will check all the different components of your furnace’s operating system. He or she will:
- Tighten all electrical connections
- Lubricate moving parts
- Ensure that the furnace properly ignites, runs, and shuts off correctly
- Ensure the thermostat and furnace are communicating
Your technicians will also check all components involving the gas or oil your furnace uses to operate. These components, such as the fuel connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger can be health and fire hazards when operating improperly.
Last but certainly not least, your HVAC technician should make sure that you’re aware of where the furnace’s filter is, that the filter is new for the beginning of the season, and that you know to change the filter every month during the heating season.
Changing your filter monthly helps keep your furnace running efficiently and keeps the air you breathe cleaner.
Choose Your HVAC Technician Wisely
To make sure that you’re getting your money’s worth out of your preseason maintenance check, always make sure that you work with a trusted and professional HVAC technician. You technician should tell you all the tasks they’ve done, and point out any potential problems they found along the way. Gagne works with the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification board to ensure that our technicians are both professionally recognized and up-to-date on the latest HVAC technologies.
(Learn more about NATE certification in our blog, Did You Know We’re NATE Certified?)
Ideally, you should have your furnace tuned up before you turn it on, so right about now would be a good time. We know that fall can be a busy season for many families and businesses. If you want to ensure the proper maintenance of your HVAC systems without the hassle of remembering to schedule appointments, ask us about our Comfort Club, where we remember the important HVAC maintenance details for you.
At Gagne Heating and Air, we’re here to help our customers in Alpharetta, Duluth, Roswell, Sugar Hill and other communities in the metro-Atlanta area stay comfortable year round. Call us today to schedule your furnace’s preseason checkup.
Continue learning more about the importance of maintaining your furnace by reading our Knowledge Center article, 5 Furnace Maintenance Myths, Busted.