Home Maintenance Tips for your Heating

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It's COLD outside.............  Make sure you protect your home by using these preventive maintenance tips.
 
Routine Maintenance     
   
 
  Check HVAC filters every month (also known as a furnace filter or A/C filter).
  Smell around the appliance for gas odors. 
  Visually inspect exhaust vent for rust, damage or deterioration. 
  Inspect the fan belt for cracking or fraying. Also check the belt’s tension by pushing on the center and ensuring it only deflects
1 ⁄ 2" – 3 ⁄ 4". 
  Have annual system maintenance service performed during the fall to avoid the busy winter season.
  Become familiar with normal operating sounds. 
   
   
  Quick Fixes for Common Problems     
  There is no heat at all.
  Check for blown fuses or a tripped circuit breaker.
  Replace the drive belt.
   
   
  Soot collects in your house.
  Replace the HVAC filter.
  Call a qualified professional to clean the heating system.
   
   
  The blower makes unusual noises when the burner is off.
  Tighten the setscrews.
  Replace the blower mounts.
  Check if the belt is worn; replace if needed.
  Loosen the belt tension.
  Call a qualified professional.
   
    Your rooms are not warm enough.
  Replace the HVAC filter.
  Clean the registers and remove any obstructions blocking the register.
  Seal any leaking ducts with duct tape.
   
  Contact me today to learn more.

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