Regularly maintaining your furnace prevents gas leaks and other dangerous issues such as an accumulation of carbon monoxide. Follow this checklist from Rabbit Heating & Air for furnace maintenance tips this winter.
Regularly replacing air filters is crucial for maintaining good indoor air quality, as well as preventing the spread of illness and allergens. As air filters become dirty, they lose their effectiveness in cleaning the air and cause the furnace to work harder, leading to increased energy costs and inconsistent temperatures throughout the home. Changing air filters is a simple and affordable task for furnace maintenance, so there is no reason not to do it regularly.
If your furnace is not producing heat, one of the first things to check is the safety control valve. This valve is typically located on the gas supply line in gas furnaces. Ensure that the valve is turned on and that there is an unrestricted flow of gas to the furnace. Without fuel, the furnace will not be able to produce heat.
A malfunctioning thermostat can prevent your furnace from functioning properly. Accumulated dirt or poor calibration can negatively impact the thermostat’s performance. To ensure that your thermostat is properly calibrated, and your HVAC system is functioning correctly, contact Rabbit Heating & Air and have a technician come examine it.
It is recommended to add a few drops of oil to the furnace every season, or as needed, to keep it lubricated. However, it’s important not to use too much oil as it can cause damage to the furnace. Taking these steps for furnace maintenance ensures that your furnace is always in good condition.
It is important to regularly check the furnace’s vents for any debris or blockages. Blocked ventilation could cause carbon monoxide to build up, which is a toxic gas and can be fatal if inhaled in large quantities. It is important to keep the vents clear to ensure proper airflow and safety.
Regular furnace cleaning
It is important to keep your furnace clean and well-maintained to reduce energy and heating costs. A good place to start is by cleaning the filter system, blower, and motor. Have your furnace extensively cleaned by a professional furnace maintenance service to ensure that your system is in the best condition.