A couple tips to ensure your furnace runs smoothly in the winter
““We’re preparing extra crews for the weekend,” said Mike DeZiel of DeZiel Heating and Air Conditioning in Buffalo. “There is not going to be a lot of sleeping going on in this company this weekend.”
An old furnace filter is a common problem that can shut down a furnace, but it’s also an easy fix.
“If the filter is clogged the furnace can’t breathe and it shuts down. It’s going to hurt the heat exchanger,” said Jeff Axelson, install manager.
Axelson will also spend the days ahead looking at exhaust pipes if the weather gets cold enough.
“What happens is the exhaust steam comes out and there can be ice buildup overnight that seals it off. Therefore there is no heat when you wake up in the morning,” said Axelson, adding that a screwdriver can clear up that ice.”
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Regular maintenance and inspection of your furnace will ensure that it is running efficiently. Depending on the age of your furnace, maintenance should be performed once every year or two. Furnace filters should at a minimum be changed every year as well. However, if you have a smaller filter you may need to swap it out every 3 months. It’s a simple job that you’ll be able to easily do on your own.
The professionals at Team Mechanical offer furnace maintenance and service to residents and businesses in the Twin Cities area. Call us at 612-729-5646 or visit our furnace page for more information.