A finely tuned furnace helps keep your home warm all winter long. Find out what’s included in annual furnace inspection to keep it running strong and clean.
Click on the image below for an even bigger full-size version and embed this infographic on your site.
1. Check Thermostat Settings.
Settings should keep your home comfortable when you’re home and save energy when you’re not.
2. Check Electrical Connections.
Loose connections can create unsafe conditions and shorten your furnaces lifespan.
3. Lubricate Parts.
Parts should run smoothly to reduce your energy use.
4. Check Controls.
Make sure the system turns on, runs, and turns off properly.
5. Check Fuel Connections.
Faulty gas or oil connects can cause health problems and fire hazards.
6. Replace Furnace Filter.
A dirty filter affects indoor air quality and heating efficiency.
Reasons to Have Your Furnace Inspected
- Safety. Improperly operating furnace could released carbon monoxied (CO) into your home. Carbon monoxide inhalation can cause headaches, weakness, confusion, and even death.
- Efficiency. Inspection and cleaning can keep your system running efficiently. Upgrades like programmable thermostats save energy and money.
- Longevity. Well-maintained furnaces don’t have to work as hard. Your furnace will last longer when you take care of it, saving you money on repairs and replacements.
More Tips Prepare Your Home for Cooler Weather
- Trim any tree branches that are hanging over your roof.
- Replace screen windows with storm windows.
- Make sure your chimney is clear of debris.
- Clear your gutters to prevent water and ice from backing up onto your roof.
- Apply weather stripping to any drafty doors or windows.