Should You Clean Your Furnace in the Spring or Fall?

If you own a home, the general rule of thumb is to have your furnace cleaned and inspected at least once every year. Your furnace works hard to keep your house comfortable when it gets cold outside, so it’s important to have a technician come in and take a look at it to make sure it’s working as efficiently as possible. By doing this, you can prevent future problems and ensure that everything inside of your furnace is working properly.

Furnace CleaningMany homeowners ask whether it’s better to get a furnace cleaned and inspected in the spring or the fall. There’s two sides to this logic: on the one hand, having this work performed in the fall ensures that your system is ready for the cold season ahead. On the other, in the spring your furnace has been working hard for months to keep you warm and it might be best to check it over to make sure that nothing went awry during the winter season.

Early fall is one ideal time to do it, suggests Bob Vila. A fall cleaning can give you peace of mind right ahead of the winter months that your furnace is ready for the work ahead. Our technicians are available to come out and spend time looking over your furnace and inspecting in the fall, making sure you’re your furnace is in good working order. Our team can do everything from test your furnace for carbon monoxide to lubricate all of the moving parts inside of it without having to rush through the process. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about having maintenance or repairs done when it’s freezing cold outside if you schedule an appointment for the early fall.

That being said, that doesn’t mean having furnace maintenance done in the late spring is a bad idea. At that time, you will have spent an entire season using your furnace. So before you shut it down for a few months, it’s good to have a technician come out and clean it. We can look to see if any damage has occurred within the furnace during the long cold months and, if you do happen to need to have repairs done, you won’t necessarily have to do them right away. That means you can come up with a plan for any work you need to do and have the technician come back before the next snowflakes start falling. It also gives you time to prepare in case any repairs needed are extensive and you’d rather completely replace your furnace with a more energy-efficient model.

Regardless of whether you decide to clean and inspect your furnace in the spring or fall, Superior Air Duct Cleaning can come to your home and get the job done. We use safe air wash techniques to clean furnaces and will remove dirt, dust and debris from your blower and other parts of your furnace. Call us toll-free at 877-891-3828 today to schedule an appointment.

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