Keep Your Furnace Running Smoothly With These Spring Maintenance Tips
There is no better time to do your furnace maintenance and inspection than the Spring. This is the time of year when having our furnaces working at 100% is not really necessary and, most importantly, companies are readily available to answer your service needs.
Furnaces will keep your house and family warm for many years if you take the time to do some easy upkeep and maintenance. We live in Calgary, our furnaces are probably one of the most important pieces of equipment in our home!
Have your furnace and natural gas appliances inspected regularly
This ensures they are in safe working order.
ATCO Gas offers inspection of your natural gas appliances. They check furnaces and natural gas appliances for safe and efficient operation. They will let you know about any needed repairs, although they do not perform the repairs. You will need to contact a heating contractor for that. Consult Who To Call for a complete list and reviews of Heating and Ventilation professionals in your area.
To book an appointment for an inspection just call ATCO’s customer assistance Centre at 403-245-7888. Call in the Spring as this is when they are not busy and you will easily get an appointment.
Check three parts of your furnace every month
- Change or clean your furnace filters monthly. Dirt is the biggest enemy of your home heating system. It can waste fuel and dramatically lower the efficiency of your unit. Makes sense right? We all hate to do this job but put in on your calendar to be done once per month!
- Check for a blue flame. Call a heating technician if you see a yellow flame
- Check your vents from rust, soot build up or blockages. Call a heating professional if you see any
Run your furnace safely.
- Never plug or cover vents designed to supply air for proper operation of your gas appliances
- Keep the area around your furnace clear
- Do not run the furnace with the fan door removed
- Keep furnace panels and grills in place
- Do only the maintenance you are comfortable with. For anything else, call a certified heating professional: WhoTo Call HVAC Professionals