Maintaining your furnace is an important part of being a homeowner. Your furnace keep your warm all winter long, so if you don't maintain it properly you're taking a gamble and could wind up left in the cold. Maintaining your furnace doesn't take too much of your time and is worth the extra work in the end. If you aren't sure about maintaining your furnace yourself you can contact a processional HVAC company to maintain your furnace for you. See below for maintenance tips if you want to tackle the job yourself.
Check The Thermostat
Check the thermostat before the start of the cold weather season. Just because it worked during summer doesn't mean it is going to work for winter. Test the thermostat to be sure it will send the signal to your furnace and that it turns on properly, as well as shuts off properly. Adjust the temperature on the thermostat then turn the thermostat to the heat setting. Listen for the furnace to kick on and then watch to be sure the temperature is reached before shutting off. Watch it again to be sure it turns on again when the temperature drops in the house. If the furnace cycles too often you could have an issue, so be sure to call an HVAC technician out to have your furnace inspected.
Change The Air Filter
Change the air filter in your system before the beginning of the cold season. Replacing your filter should be done at least once every other month and should be replaced with a proper sized filter. If you don't change your air filter often enough you could cause a premature breakdown of your furnace. A clogged filter means not enough air is getting to your system, which will eventually lead to a breakdown.
Check The Flame
Take a look at the flame on your furnace, it should be blue. If it's yellow, orange or red you could have an issue. Call a professional right away. A flame that is any other color than blue it means too much air is getting in from a cracked heat exchanger. This can be dangerous as carbon dioxide could be leaking into your home.
Clean The System
Clean your furnace with a shop vacuum to get rid of dust and dander and to prevent those allergens from being blown back into your system and throughout your home. Clean your furnace before the start of the season and at least once or twice during the season.
Your furnace needs to be maintained in order to keep it running properly and to lengthen the life of your system. Call a professional HVAC technician for help with these tasks and for other HVAC maintenance tasks.Share
30 October 2017
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