Easy Tips to Maintain Your Furnace at Home

Most furnace manufacturers and heating contractors recommend that your furnace be checked by a certified technician before each heating season. An experienced HVAC technician will be able to inspect things you may not have access to as a homeowner. You can Sign up for more on the website page for your review.  

These are just a few tips for homeowners to avoid heating problems during the heating season. You must exercise extreme caution when dealing with natural or propane gas furnaces. It is important to ensure that your furnace is off-limits when you are working on it. Only qualified heating service technicians should test the furnace while it's running.

The first and most obvious is to replace the air filter. I recommend choosing a high-quality pleated type. It is possible to have to replace the filter with another type. Most filters need to be checked at least once a month. However, higher-quality filters can last longer depending on how they are used.

High-efficiency furnaces must have a drain trap or drain hose. One of the most common causes for no heat calls is a blockage in the furnace's drain system. Clean the drain trap and blow all lines out. To kill bacteria and prevent condensate from escaping, you can pour household bleach through the drain lines.

To ensure that trees and shrubs do not grow into the furnace exhaust and intake PVC pipes, inspect the outside of the house. Take out the furnace's exhaust and intake pipes and inspect them for any leaves or other debris. This is another common problem in heating systems.