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Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips

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Efficient operation of a furnace is as a result of good maintenance. Despite the kind of furnace you have, there are number of things you can do to keep it in a good condition without having to call a professional. Maintenance will also save you from unnecessary repairs that may be costly.

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Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips

  1. 1. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips  Brought to you by: www.cascademechanical.com
  2. 2. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips Efficient operation of a furnace is as a result of good maintenance. Despite the kind of furnace you have, there are number of things you can do to keep it in a good condition without having to call a professional. Maintenance will also save you from unnecessary repairs that may be costly.
  3. 3. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips When a furnace malfunctions, the three major components that are likely to be associated with the issue include the distribution source of the system, the heat/cold source or the thermostat. If the furnace fails to run completely, it might have lost power. Fuel may not be reaching the unit. If the furnace uses oil or gas, it may not be igniting.
  4. 4. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips But if the furnace is able to turn on but you cannot feel the warm or cold air in the rooms of your home, the problem is most likely to be with the distribution system or the blower. A faulty thermostat or control could also prevent the system from turning on, or it could cause the system to turn on and off repeatedly.
  5. 5. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips Whatever problem you think your furnace is having, it is always best to start with the simplest troubleshooting procedures. In most cases, resolving issues with the furnace requires only patience and common sense. Before you start troubleshooting your furnace, you need to make sure that it is receiving power.
  6. 6. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips You should then look for any blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers at the furnace's main entrance panel. The power entrance for some furnaces is located differently to the main entrance while others have their fuses mounted either in or on the unit. You need to know the make of your system.
  7. 7. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips Try resetting the unit if it has a RESET button. Before pressing RESET, you should allow the motor to cool for about 30 minutes. If the unit still fails to start, wait for another 30 minutes and then press the reset button again. Repeat at least one more time if it still does not start.
  8. 8. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips Some units have a separate power switch, so you will need to make sure that the switch is turned on if your unit is made that way. You should also check to make sure that the thermostat is properly set. If the furnace uses gas, check to make sure that the gas supply is turned on and its pilot light is lit. If it is uses oil, make sure that the supply of oil is adequate.
  9. 9. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips The furnace part that you need to give special attention is the heat/cold source. It is the most complicated part of the unit and also the part that is most likely to be neglected. Issues in this area may cause distribution problems, so you need to make sure that it is checked regularly to prevent problems.
  10. 10. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips Even as you do DIY maintenance on your furnace from time to time, it is also important to make sure that it is checked at least once every year by a professional. The best time to hire a professional to check it is the end of the heating season.
  11. 11. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips For more info on furnace tips and tricks, please visit us at Cascade Mechanical today.
  12. 12. Easy DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips  Brought to you by: www.cascademechanical.com

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