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Spring is a Great Time to Think About Furnace Repair and Preventative Maintenance

With spring days ahead of us,  the last thing Indiana homeowners tend to think about is heating repair. While this makes sense as you continuously crank your air conditioning, the day will come when you flip the thermostat switch from cold to hot.‍

Nothing is worse than turning on the furnace to discover that it’s no longer in working order. Not only are you scratching your head and wondering why it’s not working, but you also are stuck in a freezing cold house.

The truth is that spring is a great time to start thinking about heating repair. Here are a few tips to make sure that your furnace remains in working order:

Visually Inspect Your Furnace

Sometimes you can spot problems with your furnace before you even flip on the switch. If you discover black soot around the furnace, it’s important that you comfort a professional such as Area Sheet Metal Heating & Cooling right away. This can be very dangerous, as the soot can enter your home’s air supply along with carbon monoxide.

Other visual clues that you’re in need of heating repair include yellow or orange flickering in the flames. The flames of your furnace should remain a consistent blue.

Clean and Dust Your Furnace

When your furnace is cool, open the door of the furnace. Take your vacuum and clean out the base with a long nozzle. If the vacuum nozzle can’t reach areas such as fan blades, take a damp cloth and wipe them down.

Inspect the Fan Belt

If your furnace has a fan belt, make sure that it doesn’t contain any cracks or frays. A damaged belt may result in more heating repair costs down the road. It’s also a good idea to check the tension of the belt by pressing down in the middle. If it deflates by over ½ inch, contact Area Sheet Metal for assistance.

Change Your Furnace Filter

Changing your furnace filter on a regular basis is important all year long. If you live in a house with no pets, you can get away with changing the filter every 90 days. However, if your house has more than one pet or someone you live with has allergies, every 30 days is best.

Why Consider Preventative Maintenance Year-Round?

let’s consider why giving your home the TLC it needs, regardless of the season, can be a smart move.

Preventative maintenance isn’t just about fixing what’s broken; it’s about keeping things from breaking in the first place. Imagine a world where you’re not caught off-guard by a sputtering AC in the heat of summer or a grouchy furnace in the dead of winter. Sounds pretty good, right?

Let’s break down the why and how:

1. Save Your Wallet from Future Pain

Regular checks and maintenance can save you a lot of money down the road. Think of it like this: a small tune-up today could prevent a hefty repair bill tomorrow. Regularly cleaning your HVAC system, checking for leaks, and ensuring everything is in tip-top shape can significantly reduce the risk of costly emergencies.

2. Keep Your Home Running Smoothly

Your home is like a well-oiled machine—it runs best when everything is in good working order. From the gutters on your roof to the pipes in your basement, keeping an eye on these can prevent problems like water damage, which can be a nightmare to deal with.

3. Boost Your Home’s Efficiency

A well-maintained home is an efficient home. For instance, something as simple as replacing your HVAC filter can improve air flow and reduce energy consumption. That’s good for the planet and your utility bills.

4. Extend the Lifespan of Your Home Systems

Just like regular oil changes can help your car run longer, regular maintenance can extend the life of your home systems. This means you can go longer without having to replace expensive appliances or systems.

5. Peace of Mind Through Every Season

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, regular maintenance gives you peace of mind. Knowing that you’ve taken steps to care for your home means one less thing to worry about. And in today’s world, that’s worth its weight in gold.

So, as we enjoy the changing seasons, let’s not forget to show some love to our homes with year-round preventative maintenance. It’s not just about avoiding the inconvenience of repairs; it’s about creating a more efficient, safe, and comfortable space for ourselves and our family!

Join Our Discount Club

If you’re concerned about the functioning of your furnace, stay on top of the problem before you find yourself facing costly repairs. Our Discount Club is the perfect solution!

Our Discount Club gives you the following:

1. Safety Inspection Precision Tune-up for the Furnace.

2. Safety Inspection Precision Tune-up for the Air Conditioner.

3. 25% Discount on all repairs.

4. Discounted trip fee (standard trip fee is reduced from $98 to $55) & (after-hours trip fee from $149 to $98).

5. Priority service, all Discount Club Members are taken care of BEFORE new customers.

(Yes!! All of that, not to mention fully stocked vans, smiling faces, and professionally trained and licensed technicians.) Contact us to learn more!

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