Hastings MN’s unforgiving winters are not for the fainthearted, especially when the freeze sets in. It’s no secret that local Hastings MN heating companies like Rumpca Services thrive here—furnaces are essential home appliances, after all, especially during late October or early November when temperatures plummet from mildly cold to below freezing. As HomeTownLife.com contributor Joe Gagnon writes: “Yes folks, it is the time of year when the furnace becomes a bigger part of home comfort and you should pay attention to its maintenance.”
Gagnon has a friend in The Farmer’s Almanac, which further reinforces the fact that Hastings MN and the U.S. in general is in for a deep freeze. According to the Almanac, temperatures from the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes are expected to drop to as low as 40 degrees below zero.
So, how do people (especially those living in Hastings MN) prepare their furnaces for the impending big chill? Here are a few furnace maintenance tips worth noting.
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Safety first! – Before getting down to business, keep in mind that safety is an absolute no-brainer. Almost every HVAC professional would recommend that the furnace’s power source be turned off before any maintenance work starts. For gas furnaces, the fuel shutoff valve located near the incoming gas pipe or the oil tank must be turned off.
Replace the filter – The air filter is one of the most beaten down furnace components, yet it is also one of the easiest to maintain. Furnace filters trap contaminants and other debris to protect the furnace’s innards, and over time, they can get pretty clogged. All the air that circulates throughout the house during winter goes through the filter. As such, it is critical to have it replaced in the days leading to the freeze.
Clean the insides – The filters can only do so much; they can’t literally keep everything out of the combustion chamber. Inside the combustion chamber, fuel and air mix and ignite to generate heat. Debris deposits may cause the chamber’s walls to corrode, however, so it is recommended that this part be cleaned thoroughly.
Have the furnace inspected – A typical Hastings MN homeowner’s knowledge of HVAC systems is limited, so it is best to call for a Hastings MN furnace repair specialist to have the furnace thoroughly inspected. When performed on a yearly basis, regular checkups help ensure that the furnace remains in top condition and ready for the winter.
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Your furnace has a direct impact on your family’s overall comfort during cold weather of Hastings MN. That is why you need to take necessary steps in choosing the right unit for your home. To make things easier for you, allow our experts at Rumpca Services properly size your brand new furnace. We offer complete furnace services, which include furnace repair, furnace service, furnace cleaning, furnace replacement, and furnace inspection, boiler repair, boiler service, boiler cleaning, gas piping, gas leaks, gas fireplaces, sheet metal work, video inspection.
We have multiple years of experience and knowledge in the HVAC industry, so you can be sure that the system we’ll recommend is definitely the best for your home. Call us for your Hastings MN furnace installation and other HVAC needs.
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(Source: Make Sure Furnace, Pipes, Dryer are Ready for winter, HomeTownLife.com, October 22, 2014)
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