DIY Furnace Maintenance

The easiest things you can do at home to take care of your furnace are:

  • Invest in a maintenance plan to stay on schedule for regular service.
  • Check your air filter every month and change it as needed. For most households, a new filter every two to three months is fine. Exceptions include houses with smokers, pets, members sensitive to pollen and other allergens. Those households benefit from more frequent filter changes.
  • Keep good airflow around your outdoor condenser unit. Trim away vegetation and any threatening tree branches. Keep a buffer zone of two to three feet around your outdoor unit. If you see evidence of rodents or insect activity, call pest control before they nest inside your HVAC system or chew wiring.

As always, we are only a phone call away to help you with your annual maintenance or repairs.