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Many Fredericksburg homes have gas furnaces. We depend on them to keep our homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. We also secretly fear the day when something happens and we have to face the stiff cost of furnace replacement. The key to making your gas furnace last as long as mechanically possible is regular furnace maintenance.

Even if you’re not a DIY type of person, there are things you can do to help your furnace run efficiently. And for the rest, you can call the furnace experts at All Air Heating & Cooling Services!

Replace The Filter

This is one of the easiest furnace maintenance tasks, yet it’s one that homeowners often forget. These filters prevent dirt from entering the furnace system, which is especially important when your furnace is located in a crawlspace or dusty basement. Twice a year, usually at the same time you do spring or fall yard work, we recommend checking your filter. For the cost of a replacement filter, you could increase your furnace’s efficiency by up to 15 percent.

Inspect The Blower

Right next to the filter system is the furnace blower assembly. The very small percentage of dirt and dust that makes it through the filter usually collects on this part. Unfortunately, the blower is a complicated mechanism with pulleys and belts that must be occasionally cleaned, so this furnace maintenance is best left to the professionals.

Get Your Ducts Cleaned

If you have a forced-air furnace, fine particulate will accumulate in your ducts over time. To prevent this dust from getting into your house, where it lands on your furniture and aggravates your allergies, professional duct cleaning should be conducted once every couple of years.

Has it been awhile since you’ve had any professional furnace maintenance? Call the experts at All Air Heating & Cooling to keep your unit running smooth for many years to come!