How Frequently Should You Service Your Furnace?

September 30, 2020

Between professional lawn treatments and raking, you likely do a lot to prepare your yard for colder temps. In your home, your furnace is similar. It also requires service to keep it running smoothly throughout the fall and winter.

But how often should you service your furnace in St. Louis? What if it’s newer? Or heating well? Is maintenance needed then? Let’s discuss why furnace maintenance is needed and how often you should book it.

Why Furnace Service is Needed

Your furnace is crucial to keeping your house comfy during cold weather. When it’s frequently tuned up, you’ll get dependable, efficient warmth. If you often avoid service, your furnace can accumulate dirt. This can lead your furnace to work more and, because of that, increase your energy bills. A lack of service can also cause your furnace to break down, leaving you with pricey repair bills that could have been stopped in most cases.

One of the most important things you can do on your own is regularly changing your furnace’s air filter. When your filter gets dusty, your furnace might start doing something called short cycling, where it turns on and off repeatedly to avoid overheating. Not only does this affect your utility bills, it also decreases your furnace’s life cycle since it’s working more often.

If you’ve installed a flat filter, we recommend putting in a new one at minimum every 30 days. Pleated filters can work up to three months. A simple way to find out whether your filter needs to be replaced is by taking it out and tilting it toward the light. If you don’t see light through it, you’re due to get a new one.

However, how frequently you should get a new filter depends on how often your furnace heats, if you have dogs or cats and if anyone in your household suffers from allergies. The Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating techs can help if you don’t know how regularly you should replace your filter or what the best type is for your furnace.

How Frequently You Should Request Furnace Maintenance

We suggest doing furnace maintenance in St. Louis yearly, if possible during the time between air conditioning and heating months. This will give you an advantage just in case you require any repairs and will ensure you get headache-free warmth all winter long. It also keeps your manufacturer’s warranty ongoing, which is important if you have a new furnace.

Other than getting a new air filter and keeping your register grates free of dirt, we don’t recommend doing furnace maintenance without help from a professional. Your furnace is a complicated appliance that demands assistance from a heating and cooling specialist. All our friendly Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating techs have undergone comprehensive training to better help you. They’re also completely licensed and insured, providing you peace of mind that your furnace is in great hands.

Here are some of things we’ll complete on our maintenance visit:

  • Examine important pieces of your furnace, like the heat exchanger, blower and burner.
  • Clean the inside of your furnace, as well as the flame sensor, burner and blower.
  • Inspect the flue to ensure it’s venting properly.
  • Evaluate overall furnace system for safety and optimal heating.

Right away is an outstanding time to request your furnace maintenance appointment with Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating. Our experts are here to help you enjoy a worry-free winter with energy-efficient heat. Contact us at 314-262-4541 to request your appointment today, and don’t forget to view our offers for select discounts on your future maintenance appointment.