Easy DIY Maintenance Tips for Your Furnace

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Knowing how to carry out maintenance on your furnace on your own will save you repair bills. It will also increase the system's efficiency and as a result make you more comfortable in your house. You should ensure that the furnace's flames are always even and blue. You can check this by turning the power switch on, and then activate the burners by turning up the thermostat.

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Easy DIY Maintenance Tips for Your Furnace

  1. 1. Easy DIY Maintenance Tips for your Furnace Brought to you by: www.cascademechanical.com
  2. 2. Easy DIY Maintenance Tips for your Furnace Knowing how to carry out maintenance on your furnace on your own will save you repair bills. It will also increase the system's efficiency and as a result make you more comfortable in your house. You should ensure that the furnace's flames are always even and blue. You can check this by turning the power switch on, and then activate the burners by turning up the thermostat.
  3. 3. Easy DIY Maintenance Tips for your Furnace If the flames are not blue, they will be yellow, and that will be an indicator that the burners are dirty. Adjust the burners until you can get a blue flame. But be careful not to breathe on them because the extra oxygen will cause them to turn yellow. Another DIY maintenance that you can do on the furnace is vacuuming the burners. Make sure that the power switch is turned off and then shut off the gas by giving the valve one quarter turn.
  4. 4. Easy DIY Maintenance Tips for your Furnace Once you have done that, go ahead and vacuum the burners as well as the furnace base. Also vacuum anywhere else that you see dust. Use a flashlight to check for signs of soot which often indicate poor combustion. Also lift off the blower door and then vacuum its compartment. You will also need to check the motor of the furnace and make sure that it is working properly.
  5. 5. Easy DIY Maintenance Tips for your Furnace Sometimes, it might need oiling or its belts may need to be adjusted. If the motor is malfunctioning, the fan may also malfunction and as a result there will be low or zero transmission of air or heat especially if you are using an electric or gas furnace. Periodic maintenance is therefore very important to make sure that the motor keeps working in proper condition. If it seriously malfunctions, you might need to replace it with a new one.
  6. 6. Easy DIY Maintenance Tips for your Furnace Another thing you will need to do is to check the pump or air control and make sure that it is generating adequate amount of heat. If that is not the case, the pump as well as the control mechanism may not be in good condition. It is important to make sure that the pump is oiled regularly and is in good performance shape. Problems with it can lead to low heat generation as well as lack of hot air transfer in your home.
  7. 7. Easy DIY Maintenance Tips for your Furnace The system could also end up using more energy than required and later on you may need to pay for repairs for serious damages. Other things you need to check to make sure that the furnace is in good working condition include the thermostat and the fan control system. But it is important to note that there are some things that you cannot repair on your own.
  8. 8. Easy DIY Maintenance Tips for your Furnace Attempting to fix them will only make the problem worse. It is therefore important to know what you can repair on your own and when you need to call a professional to help you to avoid complications. Looking for a furnace company in Chelan ? Then go ahead and visit our website at http://cascademechanical.com/furnaces
  9. 9. Easy DIY Maintenance Tips for your Furnace Brought to you by: www.cascademechanical.com

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