Winter is coming!

Winter is coming!

The nights are starting to chill down a bit and we are starting to get some phone calls for furnaces that won’t turn on or not working properly. As the days and nights get colder, we definitely see an increase of appointments and maintenances for our customers turning on their furnaces for the first time this season. Beat the wait time by calling us now and getting your pre-season maintenance on your furnace.

Here are a couple of things you can do to get your fall started off right with your furnace:

  1. Install a new filter… Be aware of when the filter is rated for replacement. Filters that are suppose to be replaced every month will clog up faster than a 3 month filter. A clogged filter causes the system to run too hot and can cause the unit to overheat and shut off.
  2. Vacuum out your registers (if your registers are on the floor)… If they haven’t been used in a while, vacuuming out the dust bunnies before they become airborne may help your allergies.
  3. Get an evaluation for duct cleaning… It may be a good time to have us come out and give you our honest assessment on our ductwork and if needed, provide you with a quote so you can decide if it’s the best thing for your home at this time.
  4. Consider an Annual Furnace Tune-Up on your system. This tune-up is recommended by PG&E and all major furnace manufacturers. During the Tune-Up, a trained and knowledgeable technician will:
      • Check for proper ignition
      • Check for items that might cause carbon monoxide
      • Read the blower motor amp draw
      • Change or clean the filter (when provided)
      • Check the inducer motor
      • Adjust the gas pressure
      • Check the blower capacitor
      • Check the limit switches
      • Check the heat exchanger
      • Test the gas line connections for leaks
      • Look for safety hazards around the furnace
We are here if you need us! Give us a call, we would love to help you. (707) 387-0265