Buying your first home is an exhilarating, rewarding experience. For those who are experiencing this awesome accomplishment, congratulations! Of course, the excitement can soon be tempered by the realization that with homeownership comes responsibility for home maintenance. One of the most important systems homeowners have to maintain is the HVAC system, which keeps the home climate-controlled and circulating healthy air for you and your family to breathe.
Now that winter is settled here in the Zeeland, Holland, and Grand Rapids, MI areas, your neighbors at Mast Heating & Cooling want to make sure that your furnace is in tip-top shape. With that in mind, here is some general furnace information as well as maintenance tips for all you first-time homeowners out here.
Before you can maintain your furnace, it’s good to have a general understanding of how it works. The common furnace used in a residential forced air central heating system is fueled by gas. It consists of four main parts: the burner, heat exchanger, ductwork, and ventilation pipes or flue. The burner ignites the fuel and the flames heat exchanger. The exchanger then heats the incoming air and the blower forces the heated air throughout the home via the ductwork. Keeping that basic anatomy in mind, here are some tips that will help keep your system running smoothly and efficiently during the long winter season:
In regards to the last tip on our list, Mast Heating & Cooling offers an option for our customers that ensures your system will receive the regular maintenance it needs and help prevent system breakdowns. Membership in our Maintenance Plan includes twice-per-year system checkups, free standard 1-inch filters and 15 percent off all parts. Give us a call today to find out more about our Comfort Club and all our HVAC services. And don’t forget to check in with us on Facebook and Twitter!