Don't Wait Until You Need It. Check Now.
Cold weather is close, but your annual furnace check should be closer. With temperatures dropping,
it's very important to check your furnace before you need it - so you can be ready all winter long.
Keep the following tips in mind year 'round to keep your furnace in tip-top shape. For safety, remember
to shut off the furnace before checking the unit.
Check and replace the filter often. A clogged filter can reduce
airflow and allow unhealthy air to cycle back into your home.
2) Heat Exchanger
Inspect the heat exchanger for cracks and separation. Left alone,
the openings can allow dangerous carbon monoxide leakage
into your living space.
Wipe down the burner with a damp rag. A dirty burner can result
in unwanted deposits and shorten the life of the furnace.
Make sure the pilot light ignites properly.Weak pilots can easily
be extinguished causing the furnace to shut down.
Check the flue for obstructions, corrosion or leaks to ensure all
fumes exit your home safely.
Also, make sure the thermostat is functioning properly. If the
thermostat is not calibrated correctly, it can cause your furnace
to over or under heat your home.
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