How to Avoid Furnace Repairs

Part of an ideal winter is one where you don’t have to frantically call an HVAC service company in the hopes that it will come out and repair your home’s furnace. Any downtime for your heater can mean frigid temperatures inside your house.

While you will never be able to control the unpredictable, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances you will need furnace repair. If you do end up needing repairs, A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning in Meridian, Idaho, provides prompt, effective, and affordable service.

A Yearly Tune-Up Is a Must

As the weather transitions from warm/mild to cold, that’s the perfect time to bring in an HVAC technician for a thorough inspection and tune-up. This is your chance to make sure everything is functioning correctly and that your furnace is ready to handle another long, cold winter.

Maintain Your Furnace on Your Own

You don’t need any experience working with complex HVAC systems to be able to handle small tasks that will keep your furnace operating efficiently throughout the colder months. These are basic maintenance to-dos, such as replacing the air filter every couple of months, keeping the inside of your heater and accessible areas of your ducts clean, putting fresh batteries in your thermostat, and more.

Don’t Make Your Furnace Work Overtime

You want your furnace to put in as little work as possible to heat your home. You can spare it from working too hard in several ways, such as:

  • Setting a lower temperature on the thermostat
  • Making sure all vents are open and unblocked
  • Properly insulating your house
  • Keeping your furnace room well-ventilated

The easier you are on your furnace, the longer it will last.

Enjoy In-Home Comfort Every Season

A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning in Meridian is a trusted name in heating and cooling for both residential and commercial clients. Our full range of services includes repair, maintenance, and installation work for air conditioners and heaters. We also do duct cleaning and design HVAC systems for new construction projects. We’re dedicated to providing superior in-home comfort. Contact our team today for all of your heating and cooling needs.