Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘furnace maintenance’

Why Furnaces Need Annual Tune-Ups

Monday, October 1st, 2018

natural-gas-burners-flame-furnaceFurnace maintenance is a simple service that makes a huge difference. One appointment scheduled with a professional could be the difference between you staying warm throughout our cold weather and being left out in the cold. Fall is the perfect time to pay attention to your furnace. If you wait until temperatures fall, you risk having to address serious issues when you need your heating system the most.

Scheduling an annual furnace tune-up is essential to every home even if you don’t have persistent problems with your heating. If you’re looking for professional furnace maintenance in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, our team at Bartels Heating & Cooling is the right team for the job.

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Here’s What Happens When You Don’t Change the Air Filter

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

furnace-technicianEven the best furnaces from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry are not going to function with 100% reliability. Furnaces are, like all other heaters, mechanical systems. They suffer wear and tear that will cause problems down the road, even when a routine maintenance schedule is adhered to. Routine maintenance is certainly the best way in which to avoid the need for furnace repair in Cincinnati, OH, but problems are still a matter of when, and not if.

While the majority of heating maintenance tasks do need to be handled by trained professionals exclusively, there is actually one item that you can check off the list yourself. That is changing the air filter in your furnace. Yes, your maintenance technician will do this when tuning up your system. However, this is something that really has to happen more than once a year, so that won’t really cut it. These filters are cheap and easy to replace, so don’t let a dirty filter cause problems for your system.

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Protect Your Home from a Carbon Monoxide Leak

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Carbon monoxide is one of the most dangerous substances that can be found in a home. And it comes from some of the appliances you use every day! Your gas stove, dryer, and heater can all produce carbon monoxide, but there should be a ventilation system in place to keep it out of your living area.

The furnace runs on and off throughout the day, and it’s key that you keep this part of your home well-maintained, so that you don’t have to worry about a potential leak. Learn more about how to safeguard your home below.

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