When the fall and winter months come, you need a heating system that is reliable, efficient, and functional. Unfortunately, furnaces can fail—seemingly on the coldest nights! One way to avoid a heating breakdown or other problems is through regular furnace maintenance.
BR McGinty has been the trusted choice for families in Little Rock for decades. No matter what type of heating maintenance services you are looking for, our knowledgeable Little Rock HVAC technicians are ready to help. From heat pumps to gas furnaces, our highly-trained team is here for you. Get a free estimate — contact BR McGinty now!
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Why Have Your Furnace Serviced
Having a healthy heater or furnace requires routine maintenance, especially during those summer months that your heater remains untouched. The last thing you want when you finally turn it back on is a surprise problem that keeps you from enjoying warmth and comfort when the temperature drops.
BR McGinty offers an annual maintenance agreement to make the change of seasons run smoothly for you and your wallet. Our professional HVAC technicians will inspect every aspect of your system to make sure your furnace will be running safely and effectively all winter long. We can recognize potential problems and take care of them before they cause a major inconvenience for you and your family. Additionally, maintenance checkups for your heating system allow it to run more efficiently and last longer!
Our furnace maintenance experts will:
- Inspect the burner to ensure it is running properly
- Ensure proper airflow and ventilation
- Check electrical connections and safety controls
- Vacuum the blower and burner housing
- Clear dust and debris from the flame sensor
- Lubricate moving parts
- Replace old belts
- Inspect the heat exchanger to ensure there are no cracks allowing CO to enter your home
- Test how much power your heater is using
Furnace Maintenance vs Replacement
We at BR McGinty understand that your heating system is an investment and we always have your best interests in mind. We make sure that our clients have all of the information they need to make decisions. For example, the amount of money you should devote to your system is dependent on a few factors.
- An older furnace (one that’s 15-20 years old) might be better to replace than maintain. Modern heating systems are much more energy-efficient and could end up recovering their cost over time through energy savings.
- If your furnace is seven years old and the cost of repairs exceed half the cost of a replacement unit, then a replacement is more cost-effective.
During your furnace maintenance appointment, our team can discuss your specific heating system needs and help you decide if you should maintain your older unit or replace it with a more reliable and efficient option.
DIY Furnace Maintenance
In addition to having your furnace serviced by our heating repair professionals, there are a few steps you can take to maintain your furnace:
Replace Air Filters
Dirty air filters can seriously impair how well your furnace functions. Keeping your filters clean goes a long way toward keeping your heating system running smoothly.
Keep Your Vents Clear
Keep your furnace area, air intakes, and vents free from storage items, laundry, furniture, dirt, and debris. Your heating system is dependent upon airflow, so make sure nothing is blocking the air coming into or out of your furnace.
Take a Peek Into Your Thermostat
Thermostats are often called the “brain” of your heating system. Many wall-mounted thermostats run on batteries. Check those batteries before the cold air arrives and test your thermostat to make sure it is working properly before you need it. In the event that something is awry, you’ll be glad you did!
Little Rock Furnace Maintenance Services
Our fast and friendly service technicians serve all of central Arkansas, including Jacksonville, Benton, Hot Springs, Bryant, Sherwood, Little Rock, and North Little Rock. If your heating system is due for annual maintenance, or if your furnace is not doing its job, give us a call! Our award-winning staff is fully trained, licensed, and insured to provide you with 100% satisfaction. We have been dedicated to providing families in Arkansas with comfort since 1965, and our customers speak for themselves.
We want to ensure that our clients don’t have to experience a cold night without heat, that’s why we offer 24/7 emergency heating repair services and year-round maintenance of your heating system. We’re here for you when you need us, for all of your HVAC and plumbing needs! Call or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to serving you!