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4 Important Furnace Maintenance Tips for Winter

by Matt Henery Author

The cold season may take no time to take a toll on your HVAC system. And this may lead to a cold home, detrimental to your health and comfort. You may have sensed the cool mornings and evenings and it’s an obvious sign that winter is approaching rapidly. Before it turns into an unbearable real cold, you should ensure that your furnace is ready to save you.


Proper heating maintenance Old Bridge is really important to ensure you rest and sleep in a warm house throughout the winter season.

Here are four furnace maintenance tips for winter:

Inspect the pilot light

In gas-burning furnaces, pilot light plays a key role in the ignition. If your pilot light flame is blue with a small yellow tip then it is okay. But, if the flame is yellow and flickering, you should adjust it by removing the soot from the pilot tube and then it will be able to properly heat the thermocouple. Every furnace model is different so it is recommended to read the manufacturer’s manual before checking the pilot light or you may call professional HVAC contractors in Old Bridge for assistance.

Clean or change filters

Changing filters is not a complicated task. Filters are key components of your system that prevents debris and dust from entering inside of the equipment. You’re required to inspect, clean, and replace filters on a monthly basis during the winter season when it is constant use. Your furnace filters should be changed before you use it in the next season. When you replace filters, it helps you to remove all kinds of particulates, including dust, dust mites, pollen, and bacteria. They can be dangerous for your health and pollute your home atmosphere. Unchanged filters also invite unnecessary heating repairs Old Bridge.

Clean your system

You should turn off the furnace and clean it thoroughly for any dust or debris inside. Vacuum the interior completely using the long crevice tool attached to the vacuum and clean dirty areas where you can’t reach to wipe by hand. Basically, cleaning is the main part of heating maintenance.

Call professionals for tune-up service

There are many DIY tasks you can execute on your own, but you should always seek help from professional HVAC contractors for HVAC tune-ups and heating repairs. While this still requires a phone call to your HVAC technician, it won’t be a cold one. You can avoid a breakdown in the peak of winter by scheduling routine maintenance performed by a professional.


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