Furnace Maintenance Benefits
Energy efficiency – A dirty furnace has to work harder, thus leading to higher energy bills. In order to produce the same amount of heat it would if it were clean, it will have to run longer.
Safety – If your furnace is not properly maintained, many serious problems can result. If soot is allowed to accumulate, it can spread through your home’s vents and lead to respiratory problems.Faulty wiring in an electric unit can result in a fire.
Repair expenses – Failing to have maintenance performed regularly can lead to minor problems becoming serious, leading to costly repairs.Spending a little money now to address small problems rather than spend a lot more to fix major problems later.
- Adjust fan control for accurate temperature rise and airflow
- Calibrate thermostat
- Lubricate moving parts
- Inspect heat exchanger
- Inspect belts for cracks and wear
- Test manifold gas pressure and combustion air openings (if necessary)
- Inspect burner operation, clean if necessary
- high limit and other safety controls
- gas line for leaks from furnace shut off valves to the burners
- Clean and adjust pilot, as necessary
- Inspect flue for obstructions
- Tighten all electrical connections
- Replace standard Fiberglass air filters
- Adjust and clean blower components