8 Things You Should Do To Make Sure Your Furnace Heater Runs Efficiently All Winter
Every manufacturer recommends yearly furnace inspections because dust, debris and even rodents can cause your furnace to work improperly or worse yet, not at all.
Really chilly weather will be here before you know it. Take time now to follow these easy steps.
Check your thermostat for proper operation. Change from the cool setting to the heat setting. Change the batteries. Set the temp to 5 degrees higher than room temperature and see if the furnace turns on. If it does you are all set.
Check the filter and replace if necessary, dirty filters are the biggest cause of furnace problems and one of the easiest fixes.
Clean interior and exterior of furnace cabinet. Make sure dust and debris are cleared away.
Clean Flame sensor or pilot assembly. Make sure the pilot is on.
Clean blower compartment, make sure it is in proper working order.
Check the ducts. If some of your rooms are cold, your ducts may have gaps, or holes. Leaking ducts can make certain rooms cold while others are fine. They run up your heating bills and can make the air quality poor. Find the leaks and seal them with Aeroseal.
Clear all vents around your home. They could have become blocked and a blocked vent is of no use to you when the weather is cold. Additionally they can cause your energy costs to be higher and they can overheat the furnace.
If you come across any problems you aren’t comfortable resolving yourself, then call a licensed professional.