There’s no reason you shouldn’t be getting the best possible results from your heater, and a new year is an excellent opportunity to make that happen. In all likelihood, you could be spending less on your monthly bills, experiencing more comfort, and keeping your heating system healthier. All you need to do is add a few important pieces of furnace upkeep to your routine, and you’ll quickly start reaping the rewards.

Change the Air Filter Regularly

When your HVAC air filter becomes clogged with dust and debris, it makes it a much more difficult task for your heater to circulate air. This extra effort will wear down the heating system over time, and it will also increase the amount you’re spending each month on energy. You should check this filter on a monthly basis and change it as soon as it starts to seem clogged or especially dirty. This will make life much easier on your heater.

Schedule a Tune-Up

Heaters that get professionally maintained at least once a year are far healthier and more efficient on average. If you haven’t stayed on top of these tune-ups in the past, beating yourself up about it won’t do any good. However, using the new year as motivation to start scheduling them regularly will bring you many benefits going forward.

Invest in a Duct Inspection

When your ductwork becomes dirty, clogged, or damaged, it has a directly negative impact on the health of your heating system. With a clog, your heater must work much harder to push air through the tighter pathway. With leaks or damage, the heater has to circulate more warmth to compensate for the heat that’s being lost. To combat these issues, you should bring in a ductwork professional at least once a year to clean and inspect your air ducts.

At Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we are committed to providing excellent heating and cooling services to the Sonora, CA, area. Our skilled and friendly experts also offer quality work concerning air quality, refrigeration, air purification, and ventilation. Our locally owned and operated company has been faithfully serving the area since 1973, and we look forward to serving it for many years to come.

Give us a call at Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. now to learn more about our expert services.

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