Remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about fall furnace maintenance.
Fall may not be here for another couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start thinking about scheduling a maintenance appointment with your local heating and cooling contractor.
Do you want the most efficient performance possible? Do you want powerful heating in the winter? Is your furnace dirty after months of inactivity?
You can get the answers to all of these questions during a preventative maintenance appointment with a local contractor. Yes, it may feel silly to start thinking about winter during the summer. However, those appointment slots can fill up quickly! And, you don’t want to be stuck with a gas furnace that doesn’t work properly when you go to fire it up in November or December.
Here are some of the things a contractor will do during a fall furnace maintenance appointment.
- Clean the burner and heat exchanger if necessary.
- Clean any other component of the furnace that needs it.
- Inspect the venting system.
- Verify that the venting system is operating correctly.
- Check for rust, soot, leaks, corroded electrical contacts and frayed wires.
Remember, the key to a long-lasting, efficient gas furnace is routine maintenance once a year with a heating and cooling professional. All of the above-mentioned services should be performed by a professional HVAC contractor. Furnaces are complex systems. Never attempt DIY maintenance, repairs or installation of a gas furnace system.