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Old 10-14-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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Hi. I read that its important to service and maintain a furnace prior to putting it into service for the winter season. I know I need to change the filter, vacuum the blower fan, and give a visual inspection. What else needs to be done? Thanks!

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What kind of furnace: heat pump, gas, oil?

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Oops sorry. Gas
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I always try to blow all the summer dust and extra stuff off with a high pressure air compressor, vacuuming from my experience just does not cut the mustard. Then I make sure the blower motor bearings are well oiled. Clean out the insects that have gathered over the several months and hope all is well

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You should change the filters monthly, if you live in an area that there is farming, or you have animals, change the filter at least every 15 days. Also, you should have the system checked twice a year. When getting it ready for cooling, and when getting it ready for heating. As a homeowner, you can do a lot in making sure that your hvac system is running like it should. Everything is in the owner's manual for the unit.
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