How to maintain your furnace during the summer months

How to maintain your furnace during the summer months

When Utah reaches its scorching heat, the last thing on your mind is going to be your furnace. The truth is that summer is a great time to have your furnace maintained and looked at. There are some things you can do with your own furnace apart from an inspection by a Utah furnace maintenance specialist.

  1. Check your filters and keep your furnace clean. You want to regularly replace your air filters, especially as the seasons change from winter to summer. It is also a great idea to do a visual inspection of your furnace to make sure it is clean and clear of debris and nothing is blocking its airways.
  2. Install a carbon monoxide detector. This is a general safety recommendation that we make to our customers. A carbon monoxide detector is a great idea to inspect your indoor air quality while your furnace is running during the winter months.
  3. Switch off your pilot light. Older furnaces will have a pilot light running and although it doesn’t take much fuel or energy to run, there is still no need for it to be running while you are not using it.
  4. Check your furnace for anything that looks suspicious. It is vital that you do not touch any wiring in your furnace unless you are trained to do so. However, anyone can perform a visual inspection for things that look out of place like disconnected or cut wires.
  5. Call a professional. It is recommended throughout the industry that you have your furnace and heating units inspected and maintained once a year. If everything checks out the price should be minimal but when you factor in the cost of maintenance versus the large repair or replacement costs then it just makes sense to make a quick call and give yourself piece of mind.

Remember everyone has different levels of experience when it comes to maintaining a home. The above tips are general suggestions that homeowners should take advantage of. However, if you feel uncomfortable or need further assistance we are happy to help and are just a phone call away at 801-601-1298.