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St. Louis HVAC professionals know that a well-maintained furnace is usually trouble-free. In our area we can reasonably expect a service life of 18-20 years.

The key is “well-maintained.” Dirt is probably your furnace’s biggest enemy. Dirt build-up will impede air flow, reduce efficiency, and over time increase wear and tear on the equipment. A clean, well-adjusted heating system will save you money on fuel, prolong furnace life, and reduce the number of needed furnace repairs. Even if your system is nearing the end of its useful life, a good furnace cleaning may be all that is needed to return your home to acceptable comfort levels for another cooling season or two.

Some of the maintenance can be easily performed by the homeowner. For example, changing a dirty filter is one of the simplest maintenance tasks yet clogged filter related problems are probably the most common cause of furnace repair calls.

Filters clean the air headed into the furnace and then into your home’s interior. A dirty, clogged filter limits the airflow, eventually causing heat and pressure to build up in the furnace. Newer furnaces are monitor the reduced airflow problem and will often shut down before a dirty filter causes more trouble. In older units, the furnace will continue to run but with less heat output and reduced efficiency.

Some maintenance is best done by a professional. In fact, most HVAC warranties stipulate that a professional contractor perform maintenance at least once a year to keep the warranty in force.

Richardson Heating and Cooling is a family owned and operated HVAC company located in Overland, MO. We’re offering a flat-rate “clean and check” special for $89 for customers who mention our website. We can help you keep your system up and running as efficiently as possible, or give you an honest evaluation of why it may need to be replaced and install a new system based on your needs.

We ran across an item from Angie’s List which offers up some practical advice for those who are beginning to think about whether they should invest in a new system. If you are interested click here.

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We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your business.

Jim Richardson, Owner

Richardson Heating and Cooling


Regular Hours:

Monday thru Friday 8am – 5 pm

After Hours & Weekends call: 314-429-1156

2612 Woodson Road, Overland, MO 63114

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1. Keep Your Filter Clean

A dirty filter reduces air flow. Examine your air filters once a month. Replace filters when necessary. Keeping your filters clean can cut the energy used 5 to 15%.

2. Close the Curtains

Natural light is great but the sun’s heat can raise the temperature in your home. Make sure blinds and drapes are closed to help reduce the heat from the rays of the sun.

3. Program the Thermostat

Increase temperature settings when you are not in the home or at night while sleeping so that cooling is not wasted. You can save up to nine percent for every degree you raise the thermostat during hot months. You make the adjustments manually, but the new programmable thermostats are very convenient and will generally save you money in the long run. The thermostat doesn’t “forget” or run out of time to make adjustments.