Yes, it was another biting cold winter and, if you’re like most Canadians, your furnace worked its share of overtime keeping your home warm and your family comfortable. But, while your thoughts may now be turning to the sunshine, beaches and cottage weekends just around the corner, it’s important not to forget your furnace – it’ll need some tender loving care before you properly shut it down for the spring and summer months.
Here’s our end-of-winter furnace checklist:
Change the filter: Furnace filters play an important role when it comes to energy efficiency and cost savings. In fact, a new filter also keeps your air conditioner working smoothly, since your cooling system uses the same ductwork as your furnace and therefore relies on the same filters.
Clean dirt from the furnace area: Keep the area around your furnace system clean by sweeping or vacuuming out dust and debris, and make sure nothing blocks the registers to maintain unimpeded air flow.
Have your Furnace Inspected: Many parts of you furnace can become worn, or dirty over time and may need to be cleaned or replaced. Some of these items include belts, pilot light, motor, bearings, heater exchange and the burner assembly, especially if the furnace is an older model.
The end of the long heating season is the best time to think about how well your furnace performed over the course of the winter and whether you need repairs or even a replacement. Most well taken care of furnaces should last approximately 20 years, so having your system checked by a certified heating professional can be one the smartest decisions you make for your home’s safety and comfort.
To schedule a 21 Point Inspection, contact us today. We look forward to helping you get the most out of your home’s furnace and serving your home comfort needs.
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