December 25, 2012 by

Regular furnace maintenance helps prevent costly breakdowns and keeps your heating system operating at peak efficiency. While a check in fall the ideal time for this service, a thorough check and cleaning now is still very beneficial as there’s still lots of work ahead for your furnace this winter. Here are a few tips you can follow at home to keep your HVAC working efficiently:

Change your furnace filter regularly. Preventing the passage of dust and dirt, furnace filters protect the coils, heat exchanger, and other HVAC components from excessive cycling and overheating due to dust buildup, ensuring maximum equipment life. Enhanced filtering capabilities can be added to your HVAC system to further protect your investment and to improve the quality of your home’s air.

Check for unrestricted airflow. Your furnace needs to “breathe” and access to plenty of clean air is necessary for your equipment to work properly. Be sure that the area around your registers and air-intake vents throughout your house are free of obstructions.

Use your HVAC system to make your home more comfortable in other ways. With a whole-house humidifier, your family will experience less static electricity and less skin, throat, and nose irritation. You can also combat “stale” indoor air, including bacteria, viruses, and odors by installing a UV light inside your home’s central heat and air system.

For more information on HVAC systems and service, visit aksarbenARS.com or call 402- 331-1233.