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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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A Neglected Furnace Is An Inefficient Furnace — Schedule Preventive Maintenance Now

Furnace efficiency becomes paramount when temperatures really start to plummet. That’s why we recommend scheduling preventive maintenance prior to the peak of the heating season. Unfortunately, many homeowners in the San Joaquin Valley simply forget to schedule furnace maintenance, resulting in unnecessary system malfunctions, costly repairs and often, entire system replacements.

If furnace maintenance is still on your to-do list, don’t wait, schedule it now. A thorough inspection that sees your technician cleanse and adjust your system components, furnace maintenance is best done early. That way, you have ample time to make decisions regarding repairs and replacement, and your technician has plenty of time to perform the service.

What are some of the things your technician will consider during a furnace maintenance call?

Combustion is a major component of your furnace system. As such, it’s imperative that gases that result from this process, such as carbon monoxide, are properly and efficiently vented out of the home. With that in mind, your combustion chamber will be cleaned and inspected for possible damage, and your ventilation system will be checked to ensure none of the harmful byproducts of combustion are being pulled back into your household.

Your technician will also look at the operational safety of your system. Items of interest will include:

  • Blower components
  • Electrical connections
  • Motor lubrication
  • System cycling
  • Thermostat calibration

One thing you can do on your own to assist in the year-round efficiency of your furnace system is filter maintenance. Keeping fresh filters in your system will help improve filtration and airflow, improving system efficiency and reducing energy costs. It can also help keep unwanted particulates from being circulated back into your household. If you’re not sure when or how to change your filters, one of our trained technicians will be happy to explain the process.

If you need furnace maintenance in your Fresno area home, contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioningand let one of our trained technicians provide a professional assessment.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about furnace maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Donald P Dick Air Conditioning services the greater Fresno area in California. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!      

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