As with any furnace, if you have a gas furnace it’s important to give it an annual tune-up to ensure it’s working properly – which in turn will keep it running better, longer. Just like your automobile, the better maintained your gas furnace, the more years you can expect it get out of it.
Here are some maintenance checklist pointers to ensure your system is running up to par.
Leaks – Make sure that there are no leaks – from the nozzles and shut-off valve to the burners. It goes without saying; gas leaks are dangerous for obvious reasons and should be taken care of immediately.
Cracks – Any cracks, whether it is in the side paneling, on the burners, any valves or heat exchangers, can cause further damage to your gas furnace and lead to safety hazards. Toxic fumes can be released through these cracks and be dispersed throughout your home.
Pilot –Dirt and grime can weaken or completely put out a pilot light. Keeping the pilot assembly area clean means that you won’t have to worry about the furnace shutting down or underperforming during the cold winter months.
Each of these steps are basic things to check for monthly to ensure your system isn’t having any issues, allowing you to avoid costly repairs and maintenance. However, if you aren’t a do-it-yourselfer and would prefer gas furnace service from the experts, Easter Tech is here for you!