A gas furnace is an affordable and reliable way to keep warm during the cooler months of the year, but every furnace needs at least occasional maintenance. Remember these tips throughout the year to ensure your furnace will always turn on and deliver heat as soon as you need it.
Check the Blower
Every central heating system relies on at least one large blower to move the air throughout the home. Zoned and large heating systems may have three or more blowers. All of these blowers need at least an annual inspection, preferably from a professional service technician. Dirty fans and blockages in the blowers can reduce heat to just part of the home or the entire structure.
Change the Filters
Changing the air filters in your heating system is one task you can definitely handle on your own. You may need help from a technician to find every filter at first though since today’s duct systems tend to feature far more filters. Replace all filters every three to six months, depending on the amount of debris you find at the three month mark.
Test the Thermostat
You can give your thermostat a basic accuracy test by buying an inexpensive digital thermometer and testing if your heating kicks on at the right temperature. If your thermostat says it’s 70 F but the thermometer says it’s 62 instead, a technician can adjust the thermostat in just a few minutes so it kicks on and off at the right times to save energy and provide more even heating.
Let Ford’s Plumbing and Heating handle all of your gas furnace maintenance chores. They can even keep you reminded of routine filter changes and provide you with the best emergency plumbers Culver City has to offer.