We still have a few months before spring hits, and until then, it’s vital that our furnaces remain in the best condition for as long as possible. If you’d like to avoid costly furnace repairs, which would leave your unit out of commission for an extended period, NMS Mechanical can help. Based in Prior Lake, MN, this heating and air conditioning company is trusted by people all throughout the Twin Cities South Metro area.
To prevent the need for major furnace repairs, NMS Mechanical recommends the following:
1. Replacing The Filters
A new filter allows your furnace to run smoothly and maximizes its efficiency. Every unit is different, so you’ll need to check the manual to learn how often to change the filter. However, if you have a busy household, suffer from allergies, or have pets, you’ll probably need to replace them more frequently.
2. Keeping It Clean
When dust accumulates, it stifles the unit and hinders efficiency. If you’re replacing the filter regularly, take the time to wipe down and vacuum the exterior of your furnace. Pay special attention to the coil fins because dust can easily get trapped there.
3. Sealing Up Windows & Doors
If there are any drafts coming in around, above, or underneath the frames of your windows and doors, your furnace will run unnecessarily and overcompensate. Caulk the frames and update the weather stripping as needed.
4. Scheduling Routine Professional Service
There’s no substitute for a professional heating and cooling service. Many companies have maintenance agreements offering discounts and other perks; at NMS Mechanical, their ‘1st Priority’ maintenance plan provides priority scheduling, quick turnaround times, and bi-annual tuneups.
5. Fixing Minor Problems ASAP
No matter how small the issue may be, the sooner you deal with it, the better. While something like a broken display shouldn’t lead to other problems, it could be caused by something that’s not immediately apparent. If you’ve scheduled routine maintenance service, a technician should be able to spot and repair it quickly.
When performed regularly, these small maintenance tasks will decrease the need for furnace repairs and increase both energy- and cost-efficiency. For those in the Twin Cities South Metro area who need heating and air conditioning service, schedule an appointment with NMS Mechanical today either online or by calling (952) 451-8923.