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Old 10-28-2011, 07:24 AM   #1
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furnace maintenance

how often should I get maintenance for my furnace ?


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Old 10-28-2011, 11:11 AM   #2
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Here that is a bit like asking a car salesman if you should buy a car.
I service most of my customers once a year but most of these furnaces average 25 - 40 years of age. The wear and maintenance rate of furnaces depend on furnace style, instalation set up, humidity & dust conditions, and most importantly.. the local climate. My area is pretty temperate whereas many folks here live where furnaces get a much harder and longer heating season.


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Old 10-28-2011, 11:52 AM   #3
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filter...belt... if you have one,oil the motr if it take it,dust around the burner do a visual on the control wires run your index finger along the rounds fins of the squrrel to see if their dusty...and thats it...if you have AC always make sure your condensate is running out...and blockage on the pan during the summer will cause water to run out onto the top of the heat exchanger and rot it out over a couple of summers...big bucks to repair or go for a new furnace/air handler...pets and carpets air born stuff will travel thru the air side over time.....
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At least twice a year. A/C before cooling season, and furnace before heating season. You can do your own regular maintenance on a monthly basis. That is, change filters every 30 days, if a lot of cats or dogs in the house, or bad allergies, change the filters at least every 15 days. Also paying attention to any odd behaviors, such as noises, that are unusual, or smells.
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