A well-maintained furnace is essential for keeping your home warm and comfortable during cold winter weather. A furnace is poor condition is much more likely to experience a sudden breakdown, leaving your entire household stuck in the cold. With some simple maintenance, it’s easy to ensure that your furnace keeps things cozy all winter long. Here is a furnace maintenance checklist from the experts at City Gas Company.
Heat Exchanger Cracks
The heat exchanger refers to the set of coils in your furnace that actually heats the air. These coils can develop cracks over time. These cracks can emit toxic fumes, which can travel through the air and cause a potential health and safety hazard. If you notice that your heat exchanger has cracked coils, call a professional HVAC technician as soon as possible to have the issue fixed quickly and safely.
Holes in Flu Pipe
The flu pipe carries the smoke and soot created by your furnace out of your house. If there are any cracks, leaks or holes in your flu pipe, soot, smoke and carbon monoxide can find its way into the air of your home. This can cause serious respiratory conditions and other severe health and safety concerns. Carefully inspect your flu pipe for any cracks, leaks, or deterioration. If you spot a problem area, contact a professional HVAC technician immediately. Make sure you have functional smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home as well to detect any potential smoke leaks before it’s too late.
Getting ready for winter includes doing some basic furnace maintenance. Keep your home warm and cozy for the season by using this helpful maintenance checklist. If you ever experience problems with your furnace, or want to have your unit professionally inspected and tuned-up before the temperatures drop, the highly trained and experienced technicians at City Gas Company can help you solve any furnace issue you may have. For more information about our HVAC maintenance services, contact us today.