Did you know that a lack of maintenance can cost you on utility bills? Skipping maintenance can also lead to premature equipment failure.
In addition to efficiency, with a gas furnace there are safety concerns: A Furnace can appear to be running normal but it may not always be the case. A furnace that is not running at peak performance can be costly and dangerous. Carbon Monoxide is a natural product of incomplete combustion and virtually every gas furnace produces some carbon monoxide, which is usually carried away from your home through the furnace’s exhaust venting. A clean, efficiently burning gas furnace produces very small amounts of carbon monoxide, while a dirty, inefficient burning furnace can produce deadly amounts.
The easy tips below will help in between maintenance visits:
Keep the area around your furnace clean and unobstructed. Keep the burner area of your furnace clean. Do not have anything combustible within six inches of your vent pipe. Do not close off more than 20% of the registers in your house. This can cause high resistance and unnecessary heat buildup in the furnace. Do not store combustible material such as paint thinners, gasoline, etc. near your furnace. Protect your furnace. Clean or change your furnace filter regularly.
Air Conditioning Tips
Keep the area around your air conditioner clean and unobstructed.
Do not close off more than 10% of the registers in your house. This can cause high resistance and unnecessary icing and failure.
Protect your air conditioner. Clean or change your furnace filter regularly.
Both heating and cooling operations use the same blower and duct system.
If you don’t have a maintenance plan, visit our maintenance agreement page to learn more, or give us a call!