Useful Checklist For Residential Furnace Maintenance

If you move into a home with a furnace, it's a good idea to put together a maintenance checklist for it. Then you'll know what to care for and how to keep said heating system in optimal condition. Here are a few maintenance suggestions to stay aware of. 

Play Around with the Thermostat Before Winter Approaches 

Before the winter months come, it's a good idea to play around with your thermostat. This will help you make sure this component communicates properly with your furnace. For instance, you can raise the temperature settings and then see if the furnace kicks on immediately.

If you get a slow response or no response at all, there could be an issue with the thermostat that needs to be addressed by an HVAC repair contractor. They can perform an inspection and then pinpoint problems. It might be bad wiring or a thermostat that's just old. Either way, fixing thermostat issues before winter hits is important.

Verify There Aren't Any Safety Issues

Regardless of what type of furnace your home gets its heat from, you want to make sure this system doesn't have any safety problems associated with it. To verify this, you'll want to have this furnace inspected once every couple of years by a licensed contractor.

They can look at all safety-related aspects of the furnace, such as thermostat wiring, ductwork, and the power source. If any safety red flags are present, an inspector will be sure to notify you about them so you can make the right adjustments quickly. 

Have an HVAC Specialist Change the Air Filter If You Can't Easily Reach It

Something that you'll want to do every couple of months is replace the air filter. It will get dirty and by swapping it out at the right times of the year, you can keep your furnace energy efficient. Just make sure you hire a contractor if you can't reach your air filter's housing unit.

For instance, if the housing unit is high off the ground, you should just hire an HVAC specialist. They can easily access it with a ladder and swap the old filter out with a new one.

If you want to keep your residential furnace working great every month, its maintenance should be something you refine sooner rather than later. You just need to come up with a custom checklist that makes sense for your specific furnace and home heating activities. 

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