Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. Blog: Archive for October, 2021

The Importance of Routine Furnace Cleaning and Checkups

Monday, October 25th, 2021

comfort-first-logoIf you read the title of this blog post and you’re wondering if cleaning and checking up on your furnace is something you should be doing on a regular basis, not to worry! We don’t expect you to understand the intricacies of your furnace, or how to ensure that it functions as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible. That’s our job! But this does mean that it’s important for you to schedule routine furnace maintenance so that we can help you.

That all said, there is one small DIY furnace maintenance task you can do on your own, and that’s changing the air filter. The air filter that comes standard with your furnace is in place to protect the furnace from dust, dirt, and other debris that can get inside and damage its sensitive components. This air filter should be changed every 1-3 months to ensure proper airflow for your heating system.

Beyond this basic step, professional furnace maintenance should be left to those with the experience and training to do it. Read on to learn why, and why regular cleaning and inspections are so important!

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A Checklist for HVAC Efficiency

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Whether it’s 90°F outside and you’re blasting your air conditioner, or it’s a bitterly cold day in winter and you need your heating system to work flawlessly, there’s something these systems have in common. You want them to function as affordably as possible, right? Sure, affordability starts with the installation. You’ll want to work with a trained and experienced professional to ensure your home is matched with the right system, that system is properly sized, and it’s the most efficient for your specific home.

Beyond that, you might think there’s not much you can do to lower your monthly energy bills in regards to HVAC use. This just isn’t true, though. There’s actually plenty you can do! Read on as we go through a brief checklist on how you can improve HVAC efficiency and pay less on your utility bills each month.

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Celebrate Fire Prevention Week by Following These Furnace Safety Tips!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

comfort-first-logoPlease join Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. in observing National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, coined, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety,” focuses on educating people about the different sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Knowing what to do when an alarm goes off will help keep you and your family safe! Click here to learn more, and for deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals, the NFPA provides these resources, too.

Prevent House Fires by Following These Furnace Safety Tips

  • Have your furnace professionally maintained by skilled and experienced HVAC professionals.
  • Do not keep any bulky or flammable materials within two feet surrounding your furnace system.
  • Have a carbon monoxide alarm installed to alert you to potential leaks.
  • Have your aging furnace (10-15 years) replaced before components start wearing down.
  • Change the air filter every 1-3 months. A dirty air filter can lead to equipment overheating.

For professional Joliet, IL furnace services, contact Comfort First Heating and Cooling Inc.—where we put your comfort first!

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