Another long and cold winter lies ahead for homeowners in the Sioux Falls, SD area. Those who have invested in expert furnace maintenance can look forward to warmth and comfort whenever they’re indoors. Homeowners who have neglected such an important aspect of home maintenance, on the other hand, are at risk of extreme discomfort – as well as the potential destruction of their plumbing systems.

Fall furnace maintenance won’t just prevent an extremely inconvenient breakdown. It will also enhance your HVAC system’s efficiency, which has the double benefit of extending its furnace’s lifespan while simultaneously reducing your energy bills. Professional furnace maintenance is also essential to keep a furnace’s existing warranty valid!


What Do PrairieSons’ Fall Furnace Maintenance Services Include?

How would PrairieSons ensure that your home is prepared for the most miserable cold the Midwest can summon? By carefully inspecting every facet of your furnace and performing any repairs necessary to restore it to its most effective condition, of course! That includes…

  • Inspecting the vents, flue and air intake grill for leaks and blockages
  • Ensuring the blower access door seals tight
  • Cleaning the blower, its wheel and its motor
  • Testing the blower motor to ensure it is not at risk of self-combustion
  • Testing the furnace’s safety controls
  • Ensuring the heat exchanger is free of cracks and other signs of damage
  • Lubricating all moving parts within the blower motor
  • Ensuring the burner ignites correctly
  • Inspecting all electrical connections for signs of rust, corrosion and detachment
  • Calibrating the thermostat
  • Inspecting the belts for cracks and fraying
  • Checking the air filters and replacing them as needed
  • Testing the furnace’s startup cycle


What Are the Benefits of Fall Furnace Maintenance?

There are many benefits to having an HVAC professional inspect and maintain your furnace each fall! They include…

  • Greater efficiency. An HVAC technician will remove dust that may have settled on the furnace’s sensitive components over the summer, as well as detect components that wore out over the course of the preceding winter. All of a furnace’s components are interconnected – when one breaks or becomes inefficient, it accelerates wear and tear on every other component in the system.
  • Greater peace of mind. Your furnace may be at immediate risk of breaking down. By discovering and replacing any worn out parts before the cold weather arrives, your HVAC technician will ensure that your furnace operates reliably for the foreseeable future. Don’t risk discovering that you cannot hire an HVAC technician on the coldest day of the year. That is when they are least likely to be available!
  • Greater savings. By lubricating its moving parts, securing its electrical connections, and cleaning its most sensitive components, your HVAC technician will help your furnace run more efficiently. An efficient furnace uses less energy to produce the same desired effect, which means you’ll pay lower energy bills to heat your home comfortably.
  • Greater safety. By ensuring that your furnace’s heat exchanger is operating correctly, your HVAC technician will reduce your family’s risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. They will also significantly reduce the risk of a malfunction that could cause a disastrous house fire.


Prepare for Winter With PrairieSons

A warm and cozy home is just within reach! If you need a Sioux Falls HVAC contractor to make your furnace winter-ready, contact PrairieSons today for all your furnace maintenance needs. Our complete furnace services won’t just make winter preparation fast and easy. Our commitment to peerless customer service will make your life easier as well!