Furnace Maintenance

How does a furnace work?

A forced-air heating system utilizes a thermostat to tell the furnace to kick on and begin heating a property when the interior temperature drops below a pre-selected level. When this happens, a valve in the furnace opens, which releases natural gas into the burner and tells the blower to begin running. The gas is then ignited by the pilot light or electric igniter within the combustion chamber. This creates heat in the exchanger and is then blown through the ductwork and released into the living space. This process also creates combustion gases that are funneled through a flue and vented to the outside. Return air is also filtered through a furnace filter to prevent any foreign particles from entering the system.

Why is furnace maintenance important?

Annual furnace and central heating maintenance helps extend the life of your HVAC system, improves the system's efficiency, helps prevent repairs, aids in removing allergens, dust, and other airborne contaminates from the property and can identify repairs that need to be addressed before they become a big problem. Furnace maintenance can save you on your energy bills and on repair costs. It's a smart financial decision. It also ensures that your HVAC system is working to the best of its ability, resulting in a more comfortable climate.

***Carbon monoxide poisoning is a bigger threat than most people realize. Having regular maintenance can save you and your loved ones from a life-threatening situation.

What are the sub-services within furnace maintenance?

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How much does furnace maintenance cost?

Our furnace maintenance service is included in our annual HVAC maintenance service for the once-per-year price. You can also purchase a one-time furnace maintenance service. Contact us for pricing information. 

What do you do if you think there is a problem?

It is a good idea to contact Gerard Plumbing and Heating if you have any central air system problems and quickly address the issue. Investigating a furnace or HVAC quickly is very important to ensure your problem doesn't get worse and prevent uncomfortable or unsafe temperatures inside your property.

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