As winter approaches and fall is in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about your furnace again. After it has been sitting idle for a full summer season, you want to have a fall inspection and tune up to ensure it is ready to run when cold temperatures hit. Sitting in your cold home as your furnace is broken and the temperatures outside plummet is the last thing you want. Jacob’s Ladder Heating & Cooling is here to talk about the importance of fall furnace inspections and tune ups and how they benefit your home.
Proper Furnace Air Flow Checked & Adjusted
Having proper air flow in your furnace is key in it running without problems. When you schedule an annual fall furnace inspection, this is one of the biggest items on the checklist. If there is any air flow restriction in your furnace, the furnace will have to strain to run properly. Over the course of time, this can cause unwanted repairs that could have been avoided with a simple inspection and tune up.
Furnace Inspections Ensure Household Safety
While gas furnaces aren’t normally a danger; a furnace that is neglected can turn into a dangerous piece of equipment in your home. If there is a crack or a leak in the heat exchanger, it can create a dangerous environment that allows combustion to take place and start a home fire. Another danger that comes with a gas furnace that isn’t working properly is carbon monoxide poisoning.
Furnace Cleaning Increase Energy Efficiency
As a furnace inspection and tune up is performed, it is also cleaned as part of the process. Cleaning the system has many benefits and one of them is better energy efficiency. When your furnace burner and heat exchanger aren’t clean, they aren’t only a safety risk; they also require more energy to do their job.
How to Make a Gas Furnace More Efficient
On top of an annual inspection and tune up, there are a few things that you as a homeowner can do to ensure your safety and keep your furnace running efficiently.
• Keep Furnace Area Clean– Keep the area around your furnace neat and tidy. Don’t store anything that could be flammable near your furnace to avoid any risk of house fire.
• Don’t Allow Dust to Build Up on Furnace.
• Perform a Test Run– Before the weather turns cold, perform a test run on your furnace to prepare your home for winter.
• Make Sure Your Thermostat is Turned to Heat Setting.
• Change the Furnace Filter Regularly– One way to ensure your furnace is running properly is to change the filter regularly. This needs to be done especially during times of heavy use.
• Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector– Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home. If you already have one, check the batteries regularly.
Furnace Inspections, Maintenance Tune Ups, Installations, Replacements, Emergency Heating Repairs & More in Oak Park, West Bloomfield, Huntington Woods, Southfield & Greater Detroit, Michigan
It’s that time again; time to give Jacob’s Ladder Heating & Cooling a call and schedule your routine furnace inspection and tune up to ensure your furnace is up and ready to go this winter. Don’t wait until you are cold and your furnace isn’t working to call us to inspect your heating system. Call us today!