This winter, the Furnace should operate Efficiently

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To keep your furnace lasting as long as possible, you will want to make sure it is maintained regularly. Efficient operation is a function of good regular maintenance. There are several things that you will want to do in order to keep the furnace in top condition. Also make sure to contact us for regular inspects for the furnace system.

Poor Efficiency

If you notice that the furnace is not operating as it should be, there are some quick tips you can do to try and locate what the issue might be. The first thing is to make sure the unit is receiving power. Look for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers at the main entrance panel. Depending on the furnace, there may be a separate power button, usually located at a different panel near the main entrance panel. Some furnaces will use the fuse that is in or on it. If the unit has a reset button, wait 30 minutes to let the motor cool, then press the button. If the furnace does not start, you can wait thirty to forty minutes and press the reset button again. Repeat at least once more. If the furnace has a power switch, you will want to double check the switch is turned on.

 

The thermostat

Check to make sure the thermostat is properly set. If necessary, raise the setting five degrees. For a unit that uses gas, check to make sure the gas supply is turned on and the pilot light is lit. If the furnace system uses oil, check to make sure there is enough. After doing this, if there is still an issue, it is recommended to contact us so we can come and inspect the furnace for you.

Clean the furnace this winter

Dirt is one of the biggest issues the system faces. It can waste fuel and drastically lower efficiency. Dirt and dust can affect the components of the system, so cleaning is the most important part of regular maintenance. Lubrication and belt adjustment at the furnace are also important. You will also want to inspect the filter on the furnace, by doing so, you can help remove the chance of air strain for the furnace.