Get a Furnace Tuneup To Prepare for Winter

Get a Furnace Tuneup To Prepare for Winter

As expert Pittsburgh plumbers with more than half a century of experience, we want to remind our customers to prepare their homes for the winter season even if a mild winter is predicted. Getting a furnace tune-up is a good step to take to ensure a warm and safe indoor winter environment for you and your family. Right now at Stahl Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, a furnace tune-up is only $79.00.

Read on below so you'll know what is involved with a winter furnace tune-up. Our experienced plumbers will gladly answer any of your questions if you call us in to tackle this job for you this season.


Making sure your filters are clean is crucial to maintaining the high quality of your indoor air. Clean filters also help your furnace to function as efficiently as possible by using less energy as it maintains the comfortable temperature setting in your house. How often you need to change or clean your filters depends on the type of filter you have, the quality of your outdoor air and the amount of use your HVAC system gets throughout the year.

Furnace Area

No matter where you have your furnace, make sure the surrounding area is clean and free from any type of clutter. A furnace needs fresh air around it to function optimally. Make sure you store boxes, newspapers or any other items with chemicals (paint, cleaning fluids, etc.) away from your furnace.


Keep your indoor vents free from any kind of obstruction to ensure that the flow of treated air to the rooms in your house will be uninterrupted. Set up furniture, appliances and other items away from your vents. Check your outdoor blower vents as well, and clear the immediate area of any debris.

Blower Belt

A common cause of a furnace breakdown is a broken blower belt. Inspect the blower belt of your furnace closely to check for cracks, tears or any sign of wear. It would be better to replace an aging blower belt than have it snap in the middle of winter, putting you and your family at risk.

As seasoned Pittsburgh licensed plumbers, we have assisted hundreds of customers through the years with a wide variety of plumbing problems. If you need assistance or have any concerns regarding water heater installation, drain cleaning, residential or commercial plumbing, or sewer line repair or replacement, call us. Our experienced plumbing specialists will restore your HVAC system to peak condition as soon as possible this winter or at any other time of the year.