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Dealing With Furnace Malfunctions Due To Winter Related Issues

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Clean Your Furnace Filters to Protect Your Home in Chicago Heights

Proper Maintenance is Key to Good Furnace Performance

Winter is here, and you're about to begin feeling the effects. Most homeowners simply don't prepare for winter, and it costs them when the cold weather finally arrives. There are many easy ways for you to prepare your furnace for winter, waiting until the last minute because you'd rather do something else with your time will leave you ill-prepared. With just a few hours of your day, you'll have your family comfortably enjoying the cozy winter weather together in the safety of your home. If you put it off or simply didn't have the time to get to it this year, we can help you prepare your furnace before you need it, give us a call today.
Our expertly trained staff in the Chicago Heights - Crete - Beecher area specializes in furnace malfunctions during winter related weather conditions. We can serve your needs quickly with our 24-hour response service, making sure that you and your family are safe and warm during the winter season.
SERVPRO technicians recommend replacing your furnace's air filter every month. It is easy to locate, all you need to do is remove the old filter and slide in a new one. Make sure that you follow the arrows on the frame to install it correctly. You might also consider upgrading to a pleated HEPA filter or an electrostatic filter to help increase your furnace's energy efficiency along with improved air quality.
You would benefit from hiring a professional company like SERVPRO to inspect and clean the air vents and ducting of your ventilation system to remove dust and other obstructions that prevent proper ventilation. We can check the furnace blower belts for cracks and ensure that your thermostat is working properly to maintain the proper temperature even while you are asleep or away from home. It is important to maintain in the cold season a constant 30 to 60-degree temperature in your home, even when you're not there. Maintaining the proper temperature helps to avoid freezing pipes or other hazards from forming during cold weather conditions.
The technicians at SERVPRO can also inspect your furnace's exhaust flue to determine whether it is performing properly, removing any branches or nests erected by animals during the summer and make sure that all of your air vents are working correctly and producing the proper air flow and quality.  Furnace Blow Back can create a messy sooty problem within your home. A lack of maintenance, dirty filters, normal wear and tear, pilot control issues, and malfunctioning thermostats can all be taken care of by the services that we provide.
Contact our offices at SERVPRO of Chicago Heights - Crete - Beecher today. (708) 672-0077

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