Simple gas furnace maintenance tips for homeowners

Here are some good Gas Furnace Maintenance Tips for homeowners to keep in mind during these cold winter months:

  • Confirm that the furnace runs completely through a normal cycle from start-up to shut-down. Look at the thermostat reading to confirm that the system shuts off when reaching the high temperature setpoint. (If otherwise, you have a short cycling problem requiring a service call.)
  • Clean dust or move objects away from the grates that supply air into each room and the large return grate, usually in a hallway, to ensure proper air flow.
  • Make sure obstacles are cleared away from the furnace and the safety switch on the furnace door.
  • Check the vent connections for the exhaust pipe and chimney for rust or gaps.
  • Make sure your CO2 monitor is operating properly and that it has fresh batteries.
  • Replace furnace filters annually.

– Read York’s original article on furnace maintenance

Ryan Valizan
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