How to Maintain Your Furnace
Your furnace helps to keep your home warm and comfortable. During winter when the temperatures are low, it circulates warm air, and during summer, it still has an essential task of circulating cooled air. Proper maintenance will help in keeping it running throughout the year. Below are some tips to help you take proper care of your furnace.
Check the Flue Pipe for Leaks
There is a flue pipe that comes out of the top of the furnace whose work is to ensure that the furnace is venting properly. Presence of holes in the flue pipe may mean that the pipe is leaking nasty combustion byproducts such as carbon monoxide which is dangerous.
Always inspect the point where the pipe meets the furnace and patch any small holes that you may identify with foil tape. You should also make a point of replacing your flue if it is corroded. A faulty installation may lead to a leak, and in this case, you may require furnace re-installation.
Clean Out the Access Area and Furnace Blower Compartment
You can call a professional heating and air conditioning expert to help you open all the access panels to the core and blow away any dust or debris buildup. You can use a wet/dry vacuum to suck out the dirt, debris, and dust around the motor and the blower.
Change the Furnace Filter Regularly
A clogged furnace filter can have devastating effects on your home heating and air-conditioning system. It makes the furnace to overwork which result in high energy bills since the furnace is working harder to pull the air through.
It is always good to change your furnace filters after every three months unless you are using an annual filter. If your home is in a dusty or dry climate, then consider changing the air filters more frequently.
Switch to a Programmable Thermostat
Replacing your manual thermostat with a programmable thermostat is an effective way of taking charge of your energy costs. A programmable thermostat matches the heating and cooling output of your home system to the demands of your home. For instance, the system will run less when nobody is at home.
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