Many homeowners tend to completely forget about their furnace maintenance until the weather starts to turn cold again. Once the chilly night hits, many people directly start using their heating machines without any monthly cleaning. One of the biggest mistakes that people usually make is to seek yearly maintenance during the peak time of the season when the others are also likely to be in the same boat. In that case, you not only need to wait for the technicians for a long time but it’s also a great chance to get low-quality service.
In order to avoid such inconvenience, you can learn a few DIY tips that enable you to maintain your furnace without waiting for the technicians:-
1. Check The Filters Of Furnace
Usually, all heating systems have two air filter- one is located at a center place near to thermostat and another is fitted somewhere inside the furnace near the blower component. Both the filters need to be cleaned frequently to avoid accumulating dust around the unit that increases the chance of damaging valuable parts. When your systems are not in use, dust builds up easily in the internal parts of the machine despite packing it properly. Around every three months, it is important to clean your machine to improve its work efficiency.
2. Spot Check The System
Once in a month, you should randomly check your systems especially when they are not in use to avoid major furnace repair issues. Inspect the air intake coming from outside and the exhaust on your roof to ensure that there is no leaves or frost built up around the ducts.
3. Give The System A Trial Run
In order to avoid such costly furnace repair bills, it is important to give the system a trial run before the cold sets in. Check your filter and the system as instructed above and then flip on the system and observe its performance. You can diagnose the flame elements through the side panel to determine whether they are heating up properly or not. It should look evenly blue and nice. Also, notice that system should cause any rattling noise when you switch on the unit.
Maintain your furnace by considering these things as this will allow you to avoid costly repairing cost and ensure the efficient performance during the peak time of summer season. All these tips are easy and simple to follow.