With spring just about here, homeowners can expect turning down their furnace. Now that the unit has done its job for the year, it’s time to give it a good checkup. Spring furnace maintenance ensures the appliance is in sturdy shape and ready for another round of heavy use by late fall.
Check the Thermostat
The thermostat is essentially the furnace’s brain. If the thermostat isn’t functioning properly, then neither will the furnace, even if the appliance is otherwise in good condition. To ensure the thermostat continuously feeds the furnace accurate data, switch out the battery every spring. A faulty thermostat affects the HVAC as a whole, including the adjoining air conditioner.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
Inspect the outdoor portion of the unit and give it a good clean. This is a good time to inspect for and remove loose foliage inside the system that can impede performance. Wash the exterior portion using mild soap and water.
Do a Three-Point Check
Check the three essential areas of the furnace.
- Filter – Clean or replace the air filter every spring
- Flame – In a gas furnace, check the color of the flame, which should be bluish. If it’s yellowish, there may be underlying problems
- Vents – Check the vents for rust and blockages
Check the Air Ducts
Clogged air ducts transport airborne allergens into the home interior. Since you can only look several feet into the ductwork, you’ll need to arrange for a contractor to inspect and possibly clean the air ducts. This is also a good time to inspect for leaks in the ducts.
We Make Spring Furnace Maintenance in Tacoma Easy
With the arrival of more pleasant weather, now is the time to begin spring furnace maintenance. While homeowners can conduct surface-level inspections and cleaning, leave the more technical maintenance to Air Solutions. Contact us today to schedule a visit.
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