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Seasonal HVAC Maintenance for a Worry-Free Winter

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Updated 8:00 AM CDT, Thu, September 20,2018

Avoid Cold Weather Problems With Early Preparation

Saint Paul, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/20/2018 -- Indian summer days may feel like warm weather will never end, but savvy Minnesota homeowners know winter is just around the corner. Now is the time to perform seasonal maintenance to ensure home systems function safely and smoothly when snow, ice and frigid temperatures blast the Twin Cities. No homeowner wants to deal with furnace breakdowns or boiler replacement in Minneapolis at the height of a blizzard. McQuillan Bros reminds handyman homeowners to perform these seasonal inspection and maintenance tasks on heating systems before the first snowflakes fall.

For homeowners who prefer to reserve autumn days for relaxation and fun, McQuillan Bros offers certified furnace maintenance and boiler repair in Minneapolis and throughout Hennepin County.

Fall Heating System Checklist

Regular preventive maintenance on furnaces and boilers keeps them functioning well beyond manufacturers' estimates of 10 to 15 years. It also ensures that these heating systems operate at optimum efficiency, saving homeowners money and keeping homes comfortable through harsh Minnesota winters. The key to smooth operation and long equipment lifespan is to follow these fall maintenance guidelines:

Inspect yearly, before cold weather sets in.
Tighten loose electrical connections & replace frayed wiring.
Clean or replace filters.
Oil fans, pumps & motors.
Vacuum soot from combustion chamber & flue.
Check ignition, thermocouple & thermostat operation.
Check for leaking valves.
Drain boiler expansion tank.
Clean interior vents.
Monitor carbon monoxide output.

Signs of an Aging Furnace

If a furnace has been in service for over 15 years, it may be showing signs of age and inefficiency. Homeowners should be aware that boiler replacement in Minneapolis is on the horizon. An aging boiler will lose efficiency, which is reflected in rising utility bills and decreased comfort from uneven heating. Other telltale signs of slowing heating system function include:

Inability to maintain pressure
Corrosion & leaking
Soot around registers & vents
Loud noises like clanging & buzzing
Cycling on & off
Frequent repairs

McQuillan Bros advises homeowners to prepare for furnace replacement before a breakdown occurs. A preseason heating system inspection is available for only $49 by calling 651.237.5097 to schedule an appointment. Homeowners who install new, energy-efficient HVAC systems save money each month on energy bills and enjoy quieter, more consistent winter comfort. In addition, they are eligible for up to $2,200 in rebates on qualifying home comfort solutions from leading manufacturers.

About McQuillan Bros Plumbing, Heating & AC
For more than a hundred years, McQuillan Bros has kept Minneapolis homes comfortable through frigid winters and scorching summers. Our certified climate specialists have provided generations of Minneapolis and Saint Paul families with furnace, boiler, air conditioning and plumbing installation, maintenance and repair. Family-owned and –operated McQuillan Bros continues to deliver dependable, superior-quality work at no-gimmick, upfront pricing. We invite customers to take advantage of this month's preseason special and call 651.237.5097 to schedule a furnace checkup.

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