The Importance of Annual Furnace Maintenance

Many love a genuine wood-burning furnace. However, real furnaces require annual maintenance. If they are not maintained properly, they may put out excess amounts of smoke, a limited amount of heat, and may have trouble burning fuel properly. Unfortunately, a large percentage of homeowners who have furnaces do not maintain them properly. Experts say this percentage may be as high as 50%. Some people do not want the annual furnace maintenance because they don't want to pay the required costs. However, the cost of repairing and properly maintaining the furnace are much higher than performing maintenance in the first place. Some homeowners may have the money to maintain their furnaces, but they are aware of the importance of furnace maintenance. Read on to find out more about how important first maintenance is and what type of furnace maintenance need to be performed annually.

Types of Furnace Maintenance

Cleaning the Furnace
Excessive dirt is the most common problem encountered by homeowners who are inspecting their furnaces. It is vital that the furnace is cleaned out to avoid wasting fuel and ruining efficiency. There are three parts of the furnace need to be cleaned: the filter, the motor, and the blower. The filter should actually be cleaned roughly once a month when your furnace is being used heavily. Thankfully, it is easy to clean the filter or replace to yourself. You may want to have a professional clean the blower and the motor, as these mechanisms are more complicated. The blower and the motor should be cleaned roughly once every year.

Lubricating the Furnace's Motor
The other vital component of furnace maintenance is motor lubrication. This is a little bit more complicated than simply cleaning the furnace. Thankfully, most furnace's don't require lubrication because they are internally lubricated. However, some old furnaces may require extra lubrication. Unless you are very handy, it may be best for a professional to do this job.

Does your furnace need maintenance? Contact Morrisville Heating and Air Conditioning today for all your furnace maintenance needs.

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