Here in Winder, Georgia, homeowners get a lot of use out of their furnaces, thanks to our chilly, rainy winters. Constant use can lead to wear and tear on this essential appliance. While there are some furnace maintenance steps that Winder homeowners can complete on their own, sometimes it’s necessary to call in a professional.

Air Filters

While it helps to professionally check your air filters every 30 days, this is a task you can quickly complete on your own. If the filter is clean, then, you don’t need to replace it. However, you should never keep an air filter for longer than 90 days. Even if it appears clean, it will have trapped microscopic particles that can clog it. Make sure to replace your filters every three months, or sooner, if necessary.

Furnace Tuneup

You should schedule a professional tuneup for your furnace yearly to make sure it’s in tiptop shape for winter. An HVAC expert can thoroughly examine every component of your HVAC system and detect minor issues before they become significant problems. They’ll also make sure the system is clean and safe to operate. Regular maintenance will ensure that your furnace works efficiently and is durable, saving you money on utility bills and extra repairs.It’s never too late to schedule a maintenance check-up.

Strange Odors

If you notice a burning smell or other odd odors when your furnace is running, you should call a professional as soon as possible. These strange odors indicate that your HVAC system is most likely in need of a repair. If you smell gas or hear a hissing noise, this means you have a gas leak, and you should exit the home immediately. Contact your utility company as soon as possible. Gas leaks can be deadly and should only be dealt with by a trained professional, for safety.

Here at Kovack Mechanical, Inc., our team of experts are happy to advise you on any furnace-related issues. Call us today at 770-892-6986 to schedule a furnace tuneup or any necessary repairs.

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