• Rodney Cowart

5 Steps to caring for your Furnace

Furnaces are the system that most homeowners use to heat their homes. Simply put, furnaces are familiar, reliable, and effective. These key points really go

a long way when it comes to home heating, so we understand why so many homeowners choose this model.


Although familiarity is one of the biggest perks with a furnace and you might already feel familiar with the model you choose for your home, there’s always a benefit to education. There are many things you can do for your furnace to improve your home’s furnace performance. If you’re curious, then you’ve found the right blog today. Our professionals are the experts in furnaces in Hartwell, Georgia. We have all the information you need.



Here are a few ways that you should care for your home’s furnace to make sure that you’re staying warm with ease this winter.


1. Keep Your Heater Clean


Any good heating season is going to start off with a little cleaning. When we’re referring to cleaning in light of your home’s heater, we’re not talking about picking up those dust bunnies hiding in the corner, we’re talking about cleaning up your actual unit. It’s easy for your outdoor heating unit to accumulate debris during fall. You want to make sure that all of this is gone before the winter season so that your heater can perform to the best of its ability.


2. Invest in Maintenance Plan


Maintenance is important to great heating care as well. Maintenance is something that we suggest that you schedule an appointment for every single fall season. If this isn’t something you’re doing already, then picking up the habit now will make a huge difference when it comes to the performance of your heater.


3. Get Your Vents Cleaned Out


It’s easier than you might think to block a vent in your home. Sometimes we move furniture, place a picture or poster in an inopportune spot, or make other mistakes that can cost us heating power. This is something that we want you to avoid as professionals.

Before we get to the coldest temperatures of the month, we suggest that you take a walk around your home and clear your vents. It’ll benefit you this winter season.


4. Get the best thermostat available


We want you to have the best thermostat available to you. These days, the best thermostat that you can get your hands on is going to be a smart or Wi-Fi model. We suggest that you get yourself one of these units. We know that there are so many to choose from so if you find the process difficult, we want to help you find the unit you need.


5. Pay attention to your furnace and know when to upgrade


Know when it’s time to stick it out with your heater versus when it’s time to invest in a new unit. If your heater has given you grief for multiple seasons, then we suggest that you upgrade instead of continually repairing it. Upgrading will actually save you money.




Contact B&C Mechanical Hartwell today to schedule an appointment for your home’s furnace care.

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