There is a nip in the air, the wind is chilling off, and the snowflakes are building in the clouds. It will soon be time to bump up the heat and snuggle in. But are you sure your furnace is ready to be turned on? If you are like most Calgarians, the snow is the last thing to think about. The only thing on your mind is soaking up the last rays of sun. When the cold days come…and we know they will… you will need to turn on your furnace, but is it ready to keep you warm all winter? It is extremely important you get your furnace inspected and serviced each year. That’s right, every year. Our cold season is long and your furnace works hard during this time to warm your home.
Even if your furnace was running great last year, it is important to get it inspected. A professional will be able to identify if there are any issues or parts that need to be replaced that would hinder the operation of your furnace. Preventative maintenance, especially with your furnace, may help you avoid a costly after hours emergency service call. When your furnace stops working in the winter, it is just that – an emergency.
ATCO Gas offers a FREE furnace inspection service to all Calgarians. This is an amazing service. Simply call or email to book a time. Booking during the non heating months will ensure a faster response. http://www.atcogas.com/Safety/Stay-Safe-Indoors/Furnaces A qualified ATCO technician will inspect the furnace and provide a full report citing any service work that may need to be done. Having this in hand will give you peace of mind that your furnace is good to go for another season or, allow you to hire a Heating Professional. Armed with the information on what service or part needs to be dealt with will save both time and money when the Heating and Ventilation pro comes to your home.
One of the most important things to be aware of when it comes to your furnace is to ensure the safety of those in your household. Over the months when the heat is turned off, parts can rust or break without you knowing. By hiring someone to inspect and service your furnace, you also ensure that there are no blockages in your venting system or flu that remove the combustion air from your home. Improper removal of these gases can result in a CO2 build up in your home which is potentially fatal.
Furnace repair is not a DIY job, but you can and should take on these important monthly furnace maintenance tasks yourself :
- Change furnace filters
- Check burners for a blue flame. If you see a yellow flame call a heating professional as your burner is not working properly
- Look for rust, soot buildup and blockages in your vents
The lifespan of your furnace is highly dependant on how you treat it. By getting your furnace tuned you will inevitably be increasing its lifespan. Clean Air
Over the summer dust and other debris will gather in your ducts. This will be something that an average homeowner will not necessarily be able to identify. Calendar an annual furnace and duct clean before the heating season begins. Problems with the air flow and a dirty furnace can put a strain on your system, costing you more money later on.
Got to Who To Call and hire a professional Calgary Furnace and Duct Cleaner to clean your ducts and furnace. Be sure that your warm air is clean and flowing properly and your furnace is maintained so you stay safe and stay warm all winter long.