We all realize that when the winter season arrives, the furnace becomes one of the most important appliances in our home – mainly because it is so heavily relied upon. In order for you and your family to be able to keep adequately warm during the cold winter months, it is truly important to make sure that your furnace runs properly.
Proper maintenance will ensure that your furnace system is able to provide the maximum heat output to the home without any problem of wasted energy or the risk of harmful and dangerous emissions. Professional furnace maintenance should be done at least once a year to prevent your furnace from failing on the coldest nights.
There are some things that you can check for to see if your furnace has any problems which would require the intervention of a professional, even if you have already had the yearly furnace maintenance done. For example, your venting pipe must be securely fastened and angled. It is also a good idea to inspect your furnace system’s gas flex. If there is an aroma of rotten eggs present, this means the furnace has a gas leak. You will need to seek the help of a professional for immediate furnace maintenance.
Note that the furnace’s filter also needs to be changed regularly. This filter should be changed on a monthly basis in order to keep the air clean and to prevent harmful emissions.
Dust and debris can really accumulate and effect the way the furnace works. The furnace will not work at full capacity and in some severe cases can even fully crash and not work at all. A paint brush can be used to remove the dust and debris gently as this will not damage the interior of the furnace. You can then remove the dust and debris with your vacuum.
For more information on furnace maintenance, call the experts at Premier Heating and Cooling today.