Heating Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Now that cold weather has arrived, making sure your home stays heated is crucial. Not only is it important for maintaining a comfortable temperature, but also for making sure your system is safely being used. At Thompson Heating & Air Conditioning, our team of professionals offers expert heating service and repair to ensure your home stays safe and warm throughout the winter season. Below we offer some tips for easy maintenance you can perform to keep your heater operating properly.

Maintaining Your Albuquerque Furnace

There are several things that you can do to maintain your gas furnace. An important part of that maintenance is checking and replacing the air filters, which helps to keep up good air quality in your home. A cleaner furnace can produce heat more efficiently than a dirty one, which can help reduce energy costs, making it an important part of maintenance. If you are having difficulties maintaining heat in your home, check that your thermostat is working properly and see if all the vents are open. If the vents are closed, it can cause the furnace to work harder and less efficiently. 

Furnace Safety 

There are also parts of your furnace that you should check to ensure that it is safely operating. Make sure that there are no flammable objects around the furnace to prevent fires. This includes basic household items as well as items like paint and aerosols. You should also ensure that the exhaust flue is clear, as this is the part of the furnace that ensures that fumes such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide do not build up in your home. If you suspect that you are having problems with your furnace that are causing a buildup of gas, call Thompson Heating & Air Conditioning. We offer after-hours service for HVAC emergencies. 

Performing regular maintenance on your furnace can ensure that it runs more efficiently and has a longer lifespan. Some maintenance can be done as DIY projects, but if you have more serious problems, be sure to contact Thompson Heating & Air Conditioning. We perform expert heating maintenance in Albuquerque. Contact us today at (505) 884-2675 to get a quote or schedule an appointment for professional heating service, repair, and replacement.