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Servicing Tomahawk, Wausau, Rhinelander, and surrounding Wisconsin communities, our customers can trust that Premier Heating and Cooling will only suggest products which will improve your heating and cooling system, fit your budget, and improve your comfort.
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Our entire staff, from the office to the technicians in your home, are highly trained and certified to provide you with the best possible experience with your heating and cooling needs. If there’s ever a time when you are in need of service or replacement of a heating or cooling system, you can trust that Premier Heating and Cooling will be there for you.
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It’s understandable that furnace maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Tomahawk homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money.
However, the last thing you want to worry about when the weather takes a turn toward winter is a broken furnace. Our team at Premier Heating & Cooling wants to help you be prepared by providing the following furnace maintenance tips.
1. Change Your Filter Regularly
This is probably the easiest and one of the most important regular maintenance items a Wisconsin homeowner can perform. Clean filters allow air to circulate through your furnace efficiently and prolong the life of your system. Be sure to check the furnace and filter manufacturers’ recommendations on the frequency of filter changes.
This will also help improve your overall indoor air quality in your home. And, according to Angie’s List, furnace filter changes can reduce your energy bill by 5 to 15 percent as well.
2. Understand Your System and Recommended Maintenance
Understand what kind of system provides your home with its heat, and learn how that particular system needs to be maintained. Some systems, such as radiant floor heating, may not require any maintenance while more common systems like natural gas heating need regular inspections and tune-ups to operate efficiently and dependably.
3. Think Safety First
If you decide to perform any other maintenance tasks beyond basic filter changes, be sure you put safety first. Turn off the power to your furnace before you begin to take things apart to protect yourself from getting injured. Consider hiring a professional to help with any inspection, cleaning, tune-ups, or repairs that are more complicated or you are uncomfortable trying yourself.
4. Use Your Senses
It’s easy to pass by your furnace every day and not notice it. Take the time to look at your overall system, especially in the fall, to see if you notice anything obviously amiss.
First, if you detect the odor of rotten eggs, call your utility company immediately. That can signify a gas leak, which can be extremely dangerous in your home.
Second, be sure the venting pipe is sitting at the correct angle and is secure. You should check to be sure all tubes are fastened as well. Listen for any unusual sounds or anything else out of the ordinary.
5. Clean Drainage Tube
If you are running a natural gas or propane furnace, it will create some water as a by-product. Although some moisture becomes steam, you’ll also have some water drain out into a drip pan.
Be sure this drainage tube remains clean and clear. Backed up water can damage your flame sensor. You can use compressed air to clear the tube as well white vinegar to reduce any residual.
6. Get Tidy
Dirt and dust can hamper the performance of your furnace, so regular cleaning should be part of your annual maintenance. Although you can clean around your unit easily, be careful if you try to clean the inside of your furnace.
Some components are very sensitive and can become damaged if you don’t know what you are doing. You can use a soft brush to gently loosen dust before vacuuming or contact one of our Premier Heating & Cooling professionals to do the job.
7. Perform More Thorough Inspections
If you are mechanically inclined, you can continue checking things like your burner flames to be sure they are even and blue. You can check your thermostat wires to be sure they are securely connected. Clean the flame sensor so it can continue to do its job well. This can be done with an emery cloth.
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Even if you can handle many of these maintenance items yourself, it’s a good idea to have one of our trained and experienced professionals come annually and do a thorough inspection and cleaning. It keeps your system’s manufacturer’s warranty intact, as most specify professional maintenance must be performed annually.
Most maintenance services are reasonably priced and much less expensive than an emergency repair. When you are ready to invest in furnace maintenance or have questions about other ways to take care of your heating system, call Premier Heating & Cooling at 715-453-4700 in Tomahawk,WI, or request service online for more details.
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