Experienced Furnace Maintenance Technicians
When you choose Design Aire, we recognize that you are inviting us into your home to help protect your family’s comfort needs – we take that responsibility very seriously. We are:
- NATE Certified
- OSHA Safety Trained
- Union Trained
- Background Checked
Our most valuable asset is our team, for it is their pride and dedication to get the job done efficiently. Our courteous heating technicians will arrive in trucks stocked with everything they need to be in and out. When your next appointment comes up, we will contact you directly to schedule your tune-up and set up reminders so you don’t have to worry about when we will stop by.
What Furnace Brands Do You Maintain?
We maintain and repair every brand of furnace including Amana, American Standard, Armstrong, Bryant, Burnham, Carrier, Coleman, Comfortmaker, Daikin, Ducane Frigidaire, Gibson, Goodman, Heil, Janitrol, Lennox, Luxaire, Maytag, Nordyne, Payne, Rheem, Ruud, Sears, Tempstar, Trane, Weatherking, and York to name a few.
Tips for DIY Furnace Maintenance
With regular care, you’ll experience less downtime. Here are some tips to help you maintain your furnace.
Clean or Replace Your Filter
Your furnace filter is usually installed where the return duct enters your furnace. It serves a crucial job by removing all kinds of particulates from the air before it moves into the furnace equipment and is heated. Particulates may include dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, spores, and more. After the filter has been in place for a while, it gets full of debris. A dirty filter results in inadequate airflow and the furnace won’t operate as efficiently as it was designed because it has to work harder to pull air through the densely packed filter.
How often you need to change your filter may depend on things such as how often you clean and whether or not you have pets. A good rule of thumb is to check the filter monthly for debris. If you can see hair and dust on the surface, then replace the filter or wash it if it’s a reusable kind.
Ensure All Vents Are Open and Unblocked
In order for your furnace to work efficiently, the air in your house must be able to circulate completely throughout your home. Make sure your registers are not blocked by furniture, boxes, or other household items and ensure dust is not trapped in the cover.
Keep the Area Around the Furnace Clear
Most furnaces are usually located in the basement, a crawl space, or a storage room. However, your furnace isn’t designed to operate with extra belongings around it. This is a safety issue because there is burning gas in the furnace, but it also helps the furnace run smoother because air can circulate freely. It’s important to keep a three- to five-foot area around your furnace completely clear of stored items. Anything flammable (clothes, paint, aerosols, gasoline, boxes, etc.) should not be placed in the general vicinity of your furnace or water heater.
Ensure Your Gas Furnace’s Exhaust Flue is Clear
Carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide can all be found in the fumes from your furnace, that’s why the exhaust flue needs regular attention. If it is blocked and isn’t allowing air to freely move from inside the system to the outside of your home, it can cause dangerous problems. If you suspect a problem, contact us immediately to have it checked out.
Combustion gasses can cause very serious health effects including:
- Heart palpitations
St. Louis & St. Charles, MO Heating Maintenance Services
We at Design Aire provide professional, high-quality, and efficient furnace maintenance services. Since 1904, St. Louis and St. Charles area residents have recognized us for our quality repairs and products. Take a look at our awards, including an accolade for being the #1 Trane dealer in the Midwest for over 10 years.
Routine heating maintenance is a key component to ensuring that your furnace is running efficiently and will keep your home warm when those harsh winter months hit. Contact us to take advantage of our heating maintenance plan now!