Service Your Furnace Now, Before You Need Heat!

Most people only call a heating service repair person when their heating system breaks down.  But befoe you turn up th heat, have your system serviced first.

At the very least, a heating contractor should:

  • Check thermostat settings to ensure that the heating system turns on and off a the right temperatures.
  • Tightena electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors.
  • Lubricate all moving parts.
  • Inspect the condensation drain  in your furnace.
  • Check system controls to ensure safe operation.
  • Show you how to correctly change your air filter.
  • Check all gas or oil connections, gas pressure, burn combustions and heat exchanger.

What can you do yourself?

  • Change air filters monthly.
  • Buy a programmable thermostat – they can save on heating and cooling bills, and the wear and tear of your furnace.
  • Seal cracks.  Caulk or weatherstrip any gaps in your home.
  • Clean Registers – make sure heat registers are clean and free of foreign objects.
  • Keep the area around your furnace clean and unobstructed.

From Fidelity Natonal Home Warranty Newsletter

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  1. Check system controls to ensure safe operation.

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