SPONSORED: Expert tips for winterizing your heating system

by | Sep. 11, 2012

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Every winter (especially in the Salt Lake Valley) is different, it seems. We have gone from the extremes just a few years ago to very few days of snow this last winter season. You just never know how the weather is going to play out – but you CAN make sure the equipment in your home is working correctly so you don’t have to wear your thermals inside, too.

When was the last time you tuned-up your furnace and prepped it for winter? Never? Or maybe once when you changed out the filter? 

Well, you’re in luck. Action Plumbing, Heating & Air is offering a $33 complete furnace tune-up that can save you $300 to $500 in energy savings during the year. A proper tune-up will help return your furnace to like-new condition, make it run better and provide you and your family with a warm home. 

Randy Leek, a service manager from Action Plumbing, Heating & Air, also reminds us that some tune-up maintenance can be done by us laymen. “There are a several things you can do to make sure your furnace lasts longer and stays in great working condition.”  One simple step is to change the furnace filter every one to three months for cleaner air. Be sure to check with the owner’s manual as to what kind of filter is recommended. Other steps you can take to maintain the usage of your furnace are to vacuum the burners and clean the blower. But be sure to turn the furnace off before removing the cover. You might just have to get a new furnace before the winter has begun!

But don’t forget to call the experts when necessary for jobs that include the furnace only running for short periods at a time, an irregular burn, odd noises or rumbling, soot deposits and signs of gases leaking. If you run into any of these examples, the furnace experts at Action Plumbing, Heating & Air are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you and your family. 
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