West Coast Chief Repair Presents Important Maintenance for Your Furnace: Keep Up Your Furnace to Avoid Winter Problems
Properly maintaining your furnace is the best way to keep your family warm and your energy bills low during the cold winter months. Save money and ensure your family’s warmth by performing these five preventative maintenance steps. 1. Annual Inspection and Maintenance 2. Clean the Ducts 3. Change the Filters 4. Replace Carbon Monoxide Detectors 5. Bleed the System
Annual Inspection and Maintenance A good inspector should look for problems with • Corrosion or damage to the wiring • Proper ignition of burners and flame height • Proper ventilation or blockages in the flue or exhaust system • Proper fuel to air mixture • Leaks and blockages in the boiler system • Debris and static build up of dust on the blower wheel • Proper sealing • Rust and corrosion on heat exchangers • Drainage system, for units with boilers
Clean the Ducts • Cleaning the duct work in your home is often overlooked. • Ducts that supply air to your HVAC system must be cleaned to keep the inner workings of your HVAC unit working properly.
Change the Filters • Your furnace filters must be changed every two or three months while the furnace is in use. • Clean filters keep your furnace working properly. • Dirty filters restrict the air flow to the furnace and cause it to become less and less efficient, eventually leading to system failure.
Replace Carbon Monoxide Detectors • All furnaces burn some sort of fuel. This results in the generation of carbon monoxide. • Build up of carbon monoxide in the home can lead to the death of your family. • Carbon monoxide detectors are one way that problems in the ventilation system can be detected and corrected before disaster occurs. • Checking and replacing them often is an excellent defense against future problems.
Bleed the System • If your furnace uses heated water to carry heat throughout your home, the system must be bled each year to keep your home properly heated. • Bleeding the system is an easy way to keep your furnace at peak performance all winter long.
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