When winter temperatures arrive, you want to know your furnace is up to the task of properly heating your home all season. If your unit starts to malfunction, get it fixed quickly when you call ThermAll Heating & Cooling, Inc. Our expert technicians can repair, maintain, and tune-up your unit to keep it functioning correctly. In business since 1988, our staff guarantees satisfaction with every job!
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How To Keep Your Furnace Maintained
When winter arrives, you want to make sure your furnace is working correctly. Avoid unexpected repairs by keeping your system properly maintained. Perform these tasks regularly:
- Schedule a yearly inspection with a professional in the late spring or early fall.
- Change the filter at least every three months.
- 8Install a carbon monoxide monitor. This should be inspected by a professional during your annual tune-up.
- Have a heating contractor inspect your furnace ducts to ensure they are sealed properly.
- Check the blower for any obstructions. If needed, apply lubrication.
- Inspect the inside of the furnace chamber for defects that could include rust, holes, and separated seams.
- Clean the burners with fresh water to remove dust and dirt.
- Clean the sensor and pilot with a wire brush and emery cloth.
- Check the “high limit” to prevent overheating.
- Check the gas meter to monitor the rate of fuel usage.
- Clean the area around the furnace to keep it free from debris.
Signs You Need Your Furnace Repaired
You don’t want to find out your furnace needs repairs when your unit stops working in the middle of winter. Instead, watch for these signs that can indicate your system needs attention:
- Short cycling: If your system runs for less than three minutes before turning off, it can indicate a malfunctioning heat exchanger or a broken thermostat.
- Irregular flames: If the flames are uneven or lean toward the back of the furnace it can indicate a cracked heat exchanger, which can lead to serious problems. If you notice this, you should call a professional immediately.
- Unusual sounds: If you hear rumbling, popping, or whistling coming from the unit it can indicate a number of issues that should be inspected by a professional.
- Cracked heat exchanger: This can lead to a serious issue like a carbon monoxide leak. This should be inspected by a professional as soon as possible as it can cause serious health issues for your household. If you suspect you have a leak you should evacuate your property and then seek professional help.
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Easy Ways To Make Your Furnace More Energy Efficient
It’s necessary to keep your furnace running during the winter to ensure your house is comfortable. However, it can take a toll on your utility bills. Fortunately, you can reduce these costs by:
- Installing a programmable thermostat. This lets you better control the temperature of your home.
- Checking your air ducts to ensure there are no leaks.
- Insulating your home to keep the warm air in and the cold air out.
- Performing regular maintenance on the system at least once a year.
- Changing the air filters regularly.
- Opening the curtains or shades to let sunlight in to add heat to your home.