It’s the middle of winter here in the Midwest and our furnaces are working overtime to keep our homes warm and toasty, so the least we can do is make sure we aren’t making their job even harder. Our team at Allied Services, Inc. sees and diagnoses multiple furnace issues, many of which could be avoided with the proper knowledge. So, to make sure your furnace is able to do its job efficiently, avoid these three common mistakes that homeowners make.

Common Furnace Mistakes

1. Not Changing Your Filter

As a general rule, you should replace your furnace filters every 90 days. However, if you have allergies, asthma, young children, or pets in the home, you might want to change them more often. The longer the filter is in place, the more dirt, dust, and allergens are trapped, clogging the filter and decreasing its efficiency. You’d be shocked at the amount of furnace issues that can be avoided by simply changing your air filter. If you have trouble remembering, try setting a recurring reminder on your phone.

2. Blocking Air Registers

Many people mistakenly place furniture or other large objects on top of or in front of supply and return registers. This can lead to airflow issues and prevent your rooms from heating properly. Make sure that all of your air registers are clear of obstructions.

3. Skipping Annual Maintenance

Even though it may seem like your furnace is functioning properly, annual maintenance is essential if you want it to make it through the winter. If you decide to skip the annual check-up, you’ll likely be calling the professionals at Allied for a repair later on in the season. Instead of risking your furnace failing in the dead of winter, schedule a tune-up every fall before that Midwest cold rolls in.

Help your furnace run efficiently all winter long by avoiding these mistakes and getting yearly tune-ups from your friends at Allied Services, Inc. Contact us today at (937) 269-5059 to schedule an inspection and to receive a free quote. We serve Dayton, OH, and the surrounding areas.