Most people wait to have their furnaces serviced at the beginning of fall, as temperatures are falling and the house needs to be heated. That makes sense, and the busiest time for any company that services HVAC systems is the fall. But here’s the thing: if your furnace isn’t working, and you have a cold […]

Most people wait to have their furnaces serviced at the beginning of fall, as temperatures are falling and the house needs to be heated. That makes sense, and the busiest time for any company that services HVAC systems is the fall. But here’s the thing: if your furnace isn’t working, and you have a cold night coming up, you might have to wait a week or more to get it working again. If you perform regular maintenance after winter, it’ll be ship-shape by the time fall rolls around again.

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First and foremost: replace the furnace filter. After a long winter, it needs it. And replace the filter every three to four months. If you have trouble remembering, write the date you replaced it on the filter box. You should also vacuum or dust any vents in your house, as they’ve probably accumulated a fair amount of dust over winter.

The indoor flue system should be inspected as well. Make sure it’s sufficiently attached to the furnace and shows no sign of rust or corrosion.

The fan and blower both likely need some dusting as well.

When we’re talking about the actual furnace unit, here’s the thing: get it professionally checked by a Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ professional.  Let one of our certified technicians look at everything, to check for gas leaks, to inspect all the many parts that make a furnace work. They know what to look for, and what doesn’t look right.

Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @ 888-315-5564

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