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3 Things to Avoid When Cleaning Out Your Furnace

‘Tis the season to store those air conditioners and prepare your furnace for the long winter ahead. Here in Southfield, Michigan, we know the weather can change rather quickly, so it is best to prepare for that first true Winter day a little early. Here are three things you need to avoid when cleaning out your furnace:

Repairing the Pilot Light

Anything pertaining to gas should be avoided by the common homeowner. The pilot light is often the cause of furnace issues, but it needs the attention of a professional if it is ever going to be repaired properly. Gas leaks are extremely dangerous and if someone does not have the experience, they can accidentally knock something out of place quite easily.

Mismanaging the Filter

Your furnace filter needs to be cleaned or replaced at the start of every season– no exceptions! Neglecting to do this can lead to fire hazards and mechanical trouble for your unit. When you remove the filter from your furnace, bring it with you to the hardware store. This will ensure that you get the proper size and type of filter so you don’t throw off the furnace.

Ignore the Blower Belt

Your furnace’s blower belt is a major component of the unit and it can wear down over time from normal wear and tear. When you clean out your furnace, lightly push down on the belt. It should give way slightly, but it shouldn’t feel loose. If it does, you’ll need to call in your Levine & Sons heating professionals to replace it.

At Levine & Sons, we look at the entire picture and fix the issue as a whole so you never have to worry about it again. Anyone can fix a motor. We fix the problem.

To schedule furnace repair, call 1-888-LEVINE1 or book an appointment online for fast and easy service!


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