Unless it is broken, I won’t fix my furnace. If you think about your gas furnace maintenance in this way, I have some terrible news for you.
You’ll accidentally lower the system’s overall performance if you wait until your heating system is fully inoperable. Additionally, this has an effect on the system’s durability. You ultimately get less comfortable, and the chilly nights become a constant.
Conscious homeowners should never allow their heating system to completely go off. So that you won’t have any trouble getting your heating system ready for the winter, I’ll go over some maintenance tips for gas furnaces in this article.
Maintenance Checklist & Advice for Gas Furnaces
Make sure your home is well insulated:
Without adequate insulation, cold air from the outside can enter your home, which forces your heating system to work harder. Additionally, heated air will seep out of your house through cracks or leaks, which will make you feel less comfortable.
If you don’t want hot air to escape from your structure, you must first identify its weak spots. By getting in touch with the nearby maintenance business, you may conduct a house audit to determine the weak places in the structure of your home.
Dust off the ducts:
The furnace’s air ducts gradually start to fill with dust and debris. If you don’t clean the air ducts, mould will start to grow there and will sicken everyone in your home. In addition, allergies and respiratory conditions may result. For this reason, when doing maintenance checks on gas furnaces, you must clean the furnace air ducts.
Cleaning of the Exhaust Flue:
If the exhaust flue hasn’t been cleaned recently, toxic gases including carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide will be present in your furnace. If these gases are present in your furnace, you could suffer from health problems like nausea, headaches, palpitations, dizziness, unconsciousness, and in the worst case, death. Because of this, when doing gas furnace maintenance, you must clean the exhaust flue in addition to other parts.