3 Essential Furnace Maintenance Tips to Help Keep You Warm

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As temperatures drop and winter takes hold in Brunswick and throughout Ohio, nothing is more comforting than a warm, cozy home.

True comfort in colder weather starts with your furnace. Professional maintenance is crucial to ensure it operates efficiently and keeps you warm throughout these chilly months.

At Gene’s Refrigeration, Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, we offer top-class heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical services, ensuring your home systems run smoothly and efficiently. Leave it to our experts for trusted home solutions!

Furnace Tips for Greater Comfort This Winter

Our experienced team knows the importance of a well-maintained furnace. Here are three essential maintenance tips to help you stay warm this winter:

  1. Regular Filter Replacement
    One of the simplest yet most effective ways to maintain your furnace is by regularly replacing or cleaning its air filter. A dirty or clogged filter restricts airflow, forcing your furnace to work harder, which can lead to increased wear and tear on its components.

    According to ENERGY STAR®, replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your system’s energy consumption by up to 15 percent, and reduced energy use translates into savings on your heating bills too.

    This is a critical maintenance task, so be sure to check and change your filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you have pets or household members with allergies, you might need to replace the filter more frequently.
  2. Annual Professional Inspection
    While there are many aspects of furnace maintenance you can handle yourself, an annual professional inspection is essential. A certified technician can perform a comprehensive check of your furnace, including testing its efficiency, inspecting the heat exchanger for cracks, checking the burner and flame sensor, and ensuring the blower motor is functioning correctly.

    Our professionals at Gene’s are here for you! We offer our Gene’s Protection Plan to ensure you get the most out of your equipment and that it operates at ideal capacity. When you join our plan, you can expect two 21-point inspections per year, service reminders, repair warranties, annual equipment replacement accruals, discounted rates on equipment repairs, accessories, and additional plans, and much more!
  3. Keep Vents and Air Ducts Clean
    Ensuring that your home’s vents and air ducts are clean is another key aspect of furnace maintenance. Blocked or dirty vents can hinder the distribution of warm air throughout your home, causing uneven heating and putting additional strain on your furnace.

    Vacuuming your vents regularly to remove dust, pet hair, and other debris helps maintain good airflow. Additionally, consider having your ductwork professionally cleaned every few years, especially if you notice excessive dust in your home, which can be a sign of dirty ducts.

Furnace maintenance is not just about ensuring comfort during winter—it is also about safety, efficiency, and prolonging the life of your heating system. By following these essential maintenance tips, you can enjoy a warm, comfortable home while avoiding unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs.

Turn to Our Experts for All Your Furnace Needs

At Gene’s Refrigeration, Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, we are committed to providing you with reliable and efficient heating solutions. Our team of experts is always ready to help with all your Brunswick, OH, home’s furnace maintenance needs, from filter replacements to professional inspections. Do not wait for the cold to set in! Call 330-238-8441 or request service online.

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