An important part of your annual maintenance is a professional inspection of your equipment. Your furnace's heat exchanger is responsible for removing poisonous gases from your home's air.
To check for cracks in the heat exchanger, a check-up should include inserting a scope inside. These cracks need to be addressed if they are found early. These very small cracks cannot be detected without regular equipment checkup. These small cracks can become larger over time, allowing carbon monoxide to get into your home.
It is essential to clean your furnace to get rid of dirt. This is a threat to your furnace as well as your indoor air quality. If not cleaned, secondary heat exchangers can become clogged.
This can also lead to a decrease in furnace efficiency, more fuel consumption, and possibly even make the vent system unsafe. Checking and cleaning out debris around the blower housing, internal drain passages and housing are all part of regular furnace cleaning.
You should inspect all safety components such as the pressure switches, roll-out switches, vent fan, indoor blower motor, and other critical safety devices.
Properly maintained furnaces will last longer and be more efficient. Regular maintenance and repairs by licensed professionals will help to keep your furnace in peak condition and your home warm and comfortable when you need it.
You can be sure that your furnace will provide heat when you need it most if you have it maintained by a professional. Regular furnace maintenance is a good investment and should be a part of your home's upkeep and maintenance.