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Furnace Maintenance:
Keeping Your Home and Business Warm and Efficient

Furnace Maintenance

Once upon a chilly winter, a homeowner discovered that her furnace was not heating as effectively as it used to. Despite regular use, the furnace seemed to struggle to keep the house warm. Concerned about the dipping temperatures and her rising energy bills, she called Fry HVAC, known for their expertise in residential and commercial HVAC systems. The technicians from Fry HVAC quickly identified that the issue was due to inadequate maintenance – a common challenge that many homeowners and business owners face. This story underscores the critical importance of regular furnace maintenance, not only for comfort but also for efficiency and safety.

The Importance of Furnace Maintenance

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are essential in both residential and commercial buildings. The global HVAC market is growing rapidly, driven by an increasing demand for energy-efficient systems and changing weather patterns. The U.S. market alone is significant, with consumers spending over $10 billion annually on HVAC repair and maintenance services.



Common Issues and Troubleshooting

Heating systems are generally reliable and easy to maintain. However, problems can arise from the heat/cold source, distribution system, or thermostat. For instance, if a furnace or air conditioner fails to run, the issue is often at the source, such as a power loss or fuel supply issue. Conversely, if the system turns on but fails to heat or cool the rooms effectively, the blower or distribution system might be at fault. A malfunctioning thermostat can also lead to frequent on-and-off cycling of the system.


Preliminary Steps for Maintenance

Before you begin maintenance, ensure the unit is receiving power and check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers. If the unit has a reset button, use it after allowing the motor to cool. Make sure the thermostat is set correctly, and if the unit uses gas or oil, ensure the supply is turned on and the pilot light is lit.

Safety Precautions

Safety is paramount when dealing with heating and cooling systems. Always turn off all power to the system before starting any work. If you smell gas, do not attempt to shut off the gas or use any electrical switches; instead, leave the house immediately and call for professional help. It’s recommended to have heating and cooling systems professionally serviced once a year, ideally at the end of the heating season.

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Maintenance Tips

Dirt is a major enemy of heating and cooling systems. It can waste fuel and reduce efficiency significantly. Regular cleaning, lubrication, and adjustments are crucial for maintaining the system’s efficiency.

How Fry HVAC Can Help

Fry HVAC, with locations in Toledo, OH, and Ann Arbor, MI, is ideally positioned to assist homeowners, business owners, and maintenance managers with their furnace maintenance needs. Their team of skilled technicians can provide comprehensive maintenance services, ensuring that your HVAC system operates efficiently and safely.

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Regular furnace maintenance is not just about comfort; it’s a necessary practice for energy efficiency, cost savings, and safety. Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, or maintenance manager, understanding and implementing these maintenance practices is crucial. Have you scheduled your next furnace maintenance check with Fry HVAC yet?

About Fry Heating & Cooling: A fully licensed and certified contractor in the Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing industry, ardently adheres to a Christ-centric organizational philosophy. Our faith-based foundation guides us in every aspect of our operations, driving us to serve our regional market with dedication, compassion, and integrity. We are steadfast in our commitment to providing Fast, Friendly, and Fair services to all our clients, ensuring prompt responsiveness, exceptional customer engagement, and equitable pricing. Our standards of professionalism and goodwill reflect our aspiration to honor our faith in our daily conduct, while exceeding the expectations of our customers.

At Fry Heating & Cooling, our team of certified technicians specializes in a comprehensive range of HVAC, plumbing, and commercial RTU services, including installation, repair, and maintenance of air conditioning systems, furnaces, heat pumps, indoor air quality products, plumbing systems, commercial rooftop units and generators. With a legacy of excellence and a commitment to customer satisfaction, we are your one-stop solution for all your indoor comfort needs.

Fry Heating & Cooling is proud to service the top 10 HVAC OEMs delivering unparalleled customer satisfaction and industry-leading expertise. As a premier HVAC contractor, we specialize in servicing and installing top-rated brands such as CarrierTrane, Lennox, Goodman, RheemYork, Daikin, American Standard, Bryant, and Amana. 

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