Furnaces cost a lot of money, but they will prove to be a great investment over the next 15 years. Provided, of course, that you take good care of your furnace over the years.
How to Care for Your Furnace
- Keep it Clean: Dirt is the most destructive element in your furnace’s daily operation. Dirt can get into your furnace and damage the filter system, the motor, and the blower. Once dirt effects these 3 components, it can quickly lower the efficiency and cost you an arm and a leg in gas or electricity bills. We suggest routinely cleaning the unit to prevent any serious damage.
- The Pilot: The pilot should always be a bright blue color, if it is yellow you may need to call a professional to adjust the height of the flame. Make sure the pilot is always lit. When the pilot goes out, gas may leak into the house and this is hazardous for anyone within the house.
- Annual Maintenance: A furnace maintenance service can save you a ton of trouble and money down the road. It may seem useless to get an annual service done on newer units, but take a look at the warranty. The majority of them become void if any problems arise and no annual maintenance has been done. The older the unit, the more important this service is to diagnose any issues before use for the Winter.
Should I Have Annual Maintenance Too?
We recommend that everyone has annual maintenance regardless of the age of their furnace, to ensure it is working at peak efficiency. Efficiency Heating, Cooling & Fireplaces has been providing service for over 30 years, and we want to help you with your annual maintenance.
Give the experts at Efficiency a call at (306) 384-4328 and schedule your annual furnace maintenance today!