It’s important to do these things (especially changing your filter) in order to extend the life of your furnace. They are easy to do!
DIY Maintenance for Furnace Systems:
- Clean or replace filters.
- Check for leaks in the ductwork.
- Check for any unusual odors when your system starts.
- Listen for abnormal noises of vibrations when your system starts and runs.
- Inspect your control box wiring and connections
- Look at the flames in the burner, should be a steady blue flame. Should there be any orange flickering, please call us to come and inspect as something other than natural gas is burning.
- In the event that electrical, fuel or mechanical failures occur, immediately turn the gas supply off at the manual gas valve on the gas pipe before turning off electrical power to the furnace. Contact us as soon as possible to have a qualifies service technician
- If you smell gas, do not try to light any appliance. Do not touch any electrical switch. Do not use a phone in your building. Immediately call a gas supplier from your neighbor’s phone. Remember, you may not be able to smell fuel gases. Carbon monoxide detectors are recommended and should be installed according to all local laws and regulations.
- Do not use this unit if any part has been under water. A flood damaged unit is extremely dangerous. Attempts to use the furnace can result in fire or explosion
Tips to get the most out of your Furnace
- Make sure your home is properly insulated so heat doesn’t escape.
- Lock the windows to reduce the warm air escaping your home.
- Make sure all heating vents are clear of obstruction.
- Lower the thermostat when hosting a large number of guests.
if you dont have the time, contact us to discuss our furnace system maintenance packages.